"It is obvious that the dioxins represent the most dangerous contaminant in the sampled eggs from the Dandora dumpsite. However, the levels of PCBs and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) are alarming as well and cannot be overlooked. The levels of PCBs in eggs from Dandora, expressed in WHO-TEQ, were lower than those found in the samples from Lysá nad Labem (CZ), but higher than those found in Uzbekistan, or in Dutch organic farms, " commented the main author of the study, Jindřich Petrlík from Arnika Association. The burning of the waste on the dumpsite, mainly the PVC waste or any other chlorine-containing materials, is considered as the main source of dioxins by the experts in Arnika Association.
Photo gallery of the Dandora dumpsite from the end of 2004.
The complete study in English can be downloaded here .