A 41-year-old member asked:
Open burning of waste increases dioxins which cause cancer, birth defects, immune deficiency?
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General Surgery 28 years experience
True.: Which is why we need environmental protections, to keep industry from doing things that hurt our health. They are motivated primarily by profit, it takes an epa to police them from releasing poisons.
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