What does it mean to have dioxin in our bodies?

The USEPA has found that the body burden level of dioxin in animal studies can be relate to adverse health effects observed in both animals and people.They have also found that the average level of dioxin found in the general US population is very close to these levels. EPA interprets this to mean that there is little or no "margin of exposure" left for most people. We see this as meaning that we are nearly "full" and that any additional exposure of dioxin can result in adverse health effects. Some people already have body burden levels that are above the average and they are likely already suffering adverse health effects.