Pollutions & Toxics

Impacts & Issues: Emissions

Air pollution from pulp mills can cause a wide range of health problems as well as environmental impacts. Pulp mills are BC's largest single source of airborne dioxins, which are known carcinogenic substances that persist in the environment and in the bodies of animals (including humans). Particulate matter from pullp mills are also toxic, and mills create pollution that leads to smog and global warming. These are only a few of the known impacts.

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