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In response to the editor's note on Christmas tree waste burning: the real issue is "waste burning of chemical compounds creating toxic dioxin" causing health damages.
The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed in the 1970s that dioxin is a cancer hazard and serious health threat. Its science advisory board published a nine-volume report. In 1986 it proposed controls on dioxin emissions. EPA Chief William Reily reported increases in cancers to people exposed to dioxin, 82 percent above the norm.
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