The Stand News reporter diagnosed with chloracne, sign of over-accumulation of carcinogenic dioxin
13 November , 2019 – CHAN Yu Hong, a reporter for The Stand News, stated on his personal Facebook page that he was diagnosed with chloracne. Chloracne is believed to be the only certified sign of high-level accumulation of dioxin in the body to date.
The fact that the symptom manifested itself on Chan’s body following his frequent visits to scenes filled with tear gas indicates the presence of dioxin in the chemical weapon. Dioxin intake could increase the risk of certain types of cancer and is reflected by symptoms including chloracne, depression, as well as menstrual disorder.
Despite his physical condition, Chan expressed that he will persist in his job.