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Half the women who responded to a survey of victims of dioxin-contaminated cooking oil in 1968 say they have since suffered disorders in their reproductive organs, a victims’ support group said Wednesday.

In one of the nation’s worst food poisoning cases, people mainly living in western Japan who consumed rice bran cooking oil produced by Fukuoka-based Kanemi Soko developed skin disorders, deformities and other abnormalities.

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