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Dioxins Produced by Backyard Burning

This is the cover of the pamphlet, see the page for the PDF.Dioxins do not typically exist in materials before they are incinerated. However, when materials and waste are burned, dioxins are produced and introduced into the environment. Currently backyard burning of waste materials creates higher levels of dioxins than industrial incinerators. Backyard burning is particularly dangerous because it releases pollutants at the ground level where they are more readily inhaled or incorporated into the food chain.

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