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.
- Alas, Pulp Pollution is Still With Us – Opinion Editorial, October 17, 2000 (Pulp Pollution Day)
- Proposed Canada-Wide Standard Sanctions Pulp Mill Poisons: BC's coastal mills create one fifth of all the dioxin in Canada - March 27, 2000
- Highlights of the Decision re: Pacifica Papers Mill (Powell River) - Jan. 2000
- Powell River Pollution Appeal to Resume in August - July 11, 1999 (with link to Backgrounder on Pacifica mill)
- Odour Expert Blames Mill for Social, Health Problems - July 8, 1999
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