Cigarettes contain many pesticide residues, some chlorine chemicals that when burned produce dioxin , a known human carcinogen and cause of a host of diseases.
Arsenic and dioxin in the herbicides are expected to pose a health threat long into the future.
That view is shared by the usually mild US Environmental Protection Agency following their extensive three-year study that proved dioxin to be more toxic than had originally been believed.
The Jiading factory will be able to burn at 850 degrees centigrade, hot enough to destroy dioxin , a poisonous chemical compound found in some waste, said the engineer on that project.
The by-product of this process, dioxin , is thought to be linked to cervical cancer and also has harmful effects on the environment.
Activists also charge that inappropriate operation of incinerators creates not only air pollution but also toxic dioxin .
Thousands of ducks and a million duck eggs have been destroyed after the toxic chemical dioxin was found in eggs at a supermarket, the government said yesterday.
But dioxin and related toxic chemicals are detectable in the body years after exposure.
FDA has since recommended that clays used as desiccants in feed processing be tested for dioxin .
The Stockholm Convention, to which Australia is a signatory, bans, or seeks to eliminate 12 of the worst organic pollutants including dioxin .