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The Environment Report: Dioxin Report Delayed
February 3, 2012, 11:16 am
Filed under: News

A report on dioxin that’s more than 25 years in the making… is delayed yet again.

This is the Environment Report. I’m Rebecca Williams.

The Environmental Protection Agency has missed its own deadline to release a major report on the health effects of dioxins. Dioxins are a class of toxic chemicals.

The EPA says dioxins are likely to cause cancer in humans. Since the mid-1980’s, the EPA has been working to define just how toxic dioxins are. Over the years, the agency has released drafts of the report. These drafts have been picked apart by scientists and industry. Then, the EPA goes back to working on it.

Last year, the EPA decided to split its dioxin assessment into two parts. One part will look at cancer risks, the other part will look at non-cancer health risks. The agency had promised to release the report on non-cancer effects by the end of January. But they missed that deadline.

 Read further at http://www.environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=609

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