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1996-04-04

Citizen Action Update

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Our weekly segment on citizen action is an interview with Lois Gibbs, author of Dying from Dioxin: A citizen’s guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy. Dioxins are a by-product of industrial production and burning of hazardous wastes; there’s scientific evidence that they are affecting hormone levels and human reproduction. The chemical industry is fighting back against these allegations saying they are based on fear, not science.

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