Contamination of chicken eggs near the Dandora dumpsite in Kenya

ENVILEAD sampled eggs from chickens raised near the Dandora dumpsite in Nairobi, Kenya as part of IPEP's global egg sampling project for unintentionally produced POPs. Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) levels expressed in WHO-TEQs exceeded background levels exceed background levels by more than 18-fold and were more than six times higher than the European Union (EU) limit for eggs. The study produced the first data about POPs in chicken eggs in Kenya and first data about dioxins in Kenyan environment. Extensive media outreach accompanied the release of the results.

 

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