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Name: Alvin
Status: student
Age: 30s
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Date: 2000


Question:
What toxix substance is produced that is harmful to our health when a plastic material is burned?


Replies:
Hi Alvin!

Many plastics, particularly PVC when burned resuts in emissions of the deadly poison named dioxin. Dioxin is a toxic organic chemical that contains chlorine and is produced when chlorine and hydrocarbons are heated at high temperatures. To inhalate dioxin or to be exposed anyway to its fumes can cause many deadly results.

Dr. Mabel R.



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