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  • Posted: 04/07/2006
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Dioxins are byproducts of paper bleaching, smelting, and waste incineration. They are widespread in the environment because they break down very slowly. They also accumulate in fat cells. Most of our exposure to dioxins comes from eating dairy products, fish, and meat.