Your Source for Dioxin Information!
A Critique of EPA's 1994 Dioxin Reassessment. ( Includes information on dioxin's anti-carcinogenic property ) In February and March of 1995 Gossman Consulting Inc. published on the web 2 critiques of EPA's 1994 Dioxin Reassessment. These critiques can be found here and here.
Most of these critiques address EPA's skewed interpretation of the data
being reassessed, particularly with respect to dioxin sources and
emissions rates. Subsequently EPA has come back to a more
moderate position on some issues. For example in the 1994 Dioxin
Reassessment the EPA had stated that cement kilns that utilized
hazardous waste as fuel produced more dioxin emissions (3-164 to
3-168). By the time of the Hazardous Waste Combustor MACT
regulation (September 1999) the EPA acknowledged that "...hazardous
waste burning is not likely to affect emissions of either
dioxins/furans..."(FR64 No. 189, Page 52872). But what has gotten
very little attention either then or now is the data that
pointed toward dioxin's anti-carcinogenic affect. That is that
small doses of dioxins actually reduce the frequency of tumors.
Also included are references to other papers documenting this affect
SOURCES OF DIOXINS Lots
of information on dioxin emission sources and rates for different
industries in different counties. Also includes data on the
dioxin emissions from backyard burn barrels, a source of emissions in
your community that you can stop without government assistance.