Contamination of chicken eggs near the cement kilns in Minas, Uruguay

RAPAL sampled eggs from chickens raised near the cement kilns in Minas, Uruguay as part of IPEP's global egg sampling project for unintentionally produced POPs. the newly proposed EU limit for PCBs by almost two-fold. In addition, the eggs exceeded the newly proposed EU limit for sum of PCDD/Fs and PCBs expressed in WHO-TEQ. The level of dioxins exceeded the proposed EU action level for these chemicals as well as the limit for dioxins content in egg fat for use as feedstuffs. The study produced the first data about POPs in chicken eggs in Uruguay and first data about dioxins in the environment or Uruguay.

 

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