... and the hamster is torn to pieces!
Environmental expert Igor Babanin on harmful emissions from a fire at the Saburovo municipal solid waste dump near Moscow:
From the point of view of air pollution and environmental poisoning, the burning of such landfills is the worst thing that can happen. A whole bunch of carcinogens and mutagens stands out. The most common among them are dioxins and dioxin-like compounds. [...] This is one of the most dangerous poisons that acts at the cellular level. This leads to carcinogenic and mutagenic effects, infertility, etc. [...] Even one dioxin molecule can lead to disease .