Posted by Bowser on October 12, 2000 at 19:59:58:
In Reply to: Re: Memorable aromas posted by murrisk on October 11, 2000 at 23:49:34:
Don't think so until recently there hasn't been a proper cancer registry kept in the country at all - i.e. one that takes a record of where patients lived over the course of their lives so that proper epidemiological research can be undertaken to pinpoint environmental risk factors such as incinerators.
Having said that, the risks from builders and private citizens burning rubbish including plastics at low temperatures in the back garden is probably a much more serious source of dioxins.
I think the EPA here got a Swedish team to do a big dioxin study looking mainly at levels in Irish milk. Good news we were very low relative to Europe and the USA.
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