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Re: More or Less Dioxin???...good news and nad news
In British Columbia, where we are just recovering from massive dioxin
output in effluent from kraft pulp mills, dioxin levels have gone down
dramatically in fish-eating birds and their eggs, and somewhat down in
crab, fish etc, since the switch to using Chlorine dioxide. However, I
think levels in humans are just about the same, (As far as I know there are
no "before" and "after" tests of native people, who probably EAT more fish
than anyone else.) and it is my impression that so-called background levels
eg air, soil etc, have not declined.
Nor do these tests include all the "dioxin-like" chemicals considered by
But I'm no expert in this area.
At 06:02 PM 25/07/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>Accept it or not, the data's the data. Numerous studies of environmental
>>at deposition in the environment and probably gives a better relative look.
>The original claim (Sam's post) against which the question was raised was:
>>fifteen years. Yet, dioxin exposure has dropped by over 75% in the
>>last decade; I am talking the total biologically available as a
>>function of TEQ. Seems to me that if the PVC industry was the smoking
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