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Just How Bad Is Dioxin?

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Science  16 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5473, pp. 1941-1944
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5473.1941b

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The verdict is in--again: Dioxin is even worse for human health than previously believed. But, as has been true with earlier pronouncements on dioxin's risks, that judgment is controversial and may be appealed. This latest assessment comes in an eagerly awaited draft report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.