17 Feb '12, 7pm

Breaking News: Long-awaited dioxins report revealed — Environmental Health News

Breaking News: Long-awaited dioxins report revealed After 21 years of wrangling over health threats, uncertain science and industry pressure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released its assessment of dioxins defining how toxic they are. Astacus/flickr Salmon is a dietary source of dioxins. By Marla Cone Editor in Chief Environmental Health News February 17, 2012 After 21 years of wrangling over health threats, uncertain science and industry pressure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released its assessment of dioxins defining how toxic they are. A group of about 30 toxic compounds, including the infamous chemical in Agent Orange, dioxins are byproducts of combustion emitted by waste incinerators, chemical manufacturing plants, pulp mills, smelters and other facilities. They persist in the environment and build up in the food supply and...

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