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A Toxics-Free Future


Dioxin Sources in Armenia

Identification of potential sources of dioxins and furans in Armenia and elaboration of recommendations aimed at reducing their negative impact on human health and the environment.

The goal of the activity was to identify potential sources of dioxin/furan releases, their description and the preparation of proposals aimed to reduce their negative impacts on human health and the environment. The study compared calculated dioxin emissions using the UNEP Toolkit and the emission factors from the scientific literature described by the RAPAM - Owltree Consulting report for IPEN. Calculated dioxin emissions to air and soil were significantly higher using the Toolkit for the following sources: open burning of household waste, landfill fires, forest fires, and open burning of agricultural residues. Activity outcomes were communicated to government authorities.

Report on dioxin sources in Armenia