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Academics warn of dangers of dioxins

BUYERS BEWARE:An expert said that the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam meant that some imports from the country should be treated with caution

By Yang Chiu-ying and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The product is made from wood flakes, and due to Agent Orange use by the US military as a defoliant during the Vietnam War, large amounts of dioxin had been absorbed by trees and soil in Vietnam.

Experts say that some degree of dioxin contamination is inevitable in the age of the “Global Village,” adding that people should be aware of potential dangers, replace older machinery to decrease pollution and air contamination, and do what they can to protect nature.

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