The health effects of dioxins have long been a contentious issue. The Ministry's involvement in dioxins is the health effects in the population, and whether adequate health care is available to those who may be suffering from the effects of dioxins exposure.

More information on dioxins, including health effects and guidance is provided in this section.

For information for former sawmill workers exposed to PCP and doctors, see Dioxins advice for medical practitioners on Te Whatu Ora’s website.

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