French study ties incinerator operations to birth defects

Claudia Theophilus

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

The findings of a comparative study, released in France last week, have linked the operations of municipal solid waste incinerators to deformities in babies.

About 200 children in the Rhone-Alpes region were born deformed after such plants had been operating over the past 10 years, according to Paris-based National Centre for Independent Information on Waste (CNIID).

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