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E-M:/ Dioxin Risk reassessed -- worse than thought

Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org

Folks -- This article from the Washington Post will be of interest to lots 
of folks in Michigan -- below are the first two paragraphs -- sorry, I 
don't have the webaddress.  AW

>Risk Estimate Raised Tenfold
>By Cindy Skrzycki and Joby Warrick
>Washington Post Staff Writers
>Wednesday, May 17, 2000; Page A01
>The Clinton administration is preparing to dramatically raise its estimate 
>of health threats from dioxin, citing new evidence of cancer risk from
>exposure to the toxic chemical compound.
>A draft of a long-awaited report by the Environmental Protection Agency
>concludes for the first time that dioxin is a "human carcinogen." The
>report notes that emissions of dioxin have plummeted from their peak
>levels in the 1970s but still may pose a significant cancer threat to some
>people who ingest the chemical through foods in a normal diet.

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