UK: Public health fears raised over revelation that burning pyres release carcinogenic dioxins
The animal pyres that continue to burn throughout the UK may be spreading carcinogenic dioxins around the country, according to the environmental pressure group, Friends of the Earth . Residents in areas worst hit by the foot and mouth virus have spent weeks living among the stench of burning animal pyres with environmental minister Michael Meacher now conceding that the dioxins released by the fires can potentially cause significant health risks.
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