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`Environmental hormones' cause for concern

POLLUTION At a conference held to publicize the buildup of persistent toxins in the environment, specialists highlighted the impact of one group of pollutants, endocrine disrupters, which may be a major cause of infertility among men


"Through adopting facilities as advanced as those in developed countries, we produce higher dioxin concentration emissions from incinerators," said Wang Chun-hsiu (王俊秀), professor at National Tsinghua University.

Wang was referring to what critics say is the current policy of building incinerators without paying attention to carrying out environmental and health risk assessments in advance.

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