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Household waste bonfires are significant source of toxic dioxins

Open bonfires and home boilers burning waste are a significant source of dioxins, a report commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reveals.Dioxins are toxic, persistent in the environment and tend to accumulate. According to the report, there is considerable international concern over the potential effects of dioxins released into the environment and their impact on the environment, and human and ecosystem health.  Dioxins ...

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