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Which of the following give out carcinogenic brominated dioxins and furans?

(a) Lead

(b) Barium

(c) Zinc

(d) Plastic

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This key question is from E-waste topic in division Regulation of E-waste, Groundwater Contamination & Injection Well Disposal of Hazardous Waste Management

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Right answer is (d) Plastic

Explanation: BFRs or brominated flame retardants give out carcinogenic brominated dioxins and furans. Dioxins can harm reproductive and immune systems. Burning PVC a component of plastics, also produces dioxins.

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