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Basel/Rotterdam/Stockholm Conventions

May 2019

Intervention ToxicoWatch

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Hidden emissions waste incinerator

IVRY-PARIS XIII, 2020-2021

The biomonitoring study 2021 of ToxicoWatch (TW) in Ivry-Sur-Seine reported high dioxin levels in backyard chicken eggs from private chicken coop owners, as well in samples of vegetation like evergreen tree leaves, and mosses in the area around the waste incinerator IVRY-PARIS XIII. The dioxin patterns found in the eggs are broadly consistent with those given in the emission patterns from the waste incinerator IVRY-PARIS XIII. ToxicoWatch performs a follow-up study on the data of nearly 35.000 hours semi-continuous measurements of the waste incinerator.




It is not an egg problem

The Regional Health Agency of the Région Ile-de-France (Agence Régionale de Santé - ARS) interpreter the contantamination of dioxins in eggs as “an egg problem”.


Comment by TW.


What should be done to combat forever chemicals in eggs?


In one of ToxicoWatch’s latest biomonitoring reports, the Dutch foundation says that “banning the consumption of backyard chicken eggs, as an answer to the results of the biomonitoring study on dioxin emissions, is not addressing the real cause of dioxin pollution.”



High levels of PFAS found in eggs in Limburg province

Saturday, 11 November 2023

The action group “Leefbaar Tervant” identified PFAS contaminations in eggs from two locations in Beringen, Limbourg province, following dioxin discoveries, as shown in a study conducted by Toxicowatch.

Silent PFAS pandemic
De Andere Krant - April 15, 2023

The widespread use of undegradable PFAS chemicals in many products is a danger to our health and environment, writes independent toxicologist Abel Arkenbout. We must act now to stop their widespread use.

Toxic substances are flooding our environment

Novembre 26, 2022


"We live in a fluorinated society," says Arkenbout. He is deeply concerned about poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) "flooding us like a tsunami". Arkenbout, who is active across Europe with its Toxicowatch agency, has been raising alarm for years about the rapid spread of so-called Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) such as dioxins and PFAS. He is not the only one. Just recently, 116 scientists called on the WHO to tighten guidelines on PFAS exposure drastically. The Dutch government is also concerned: it is working on "a European pathway to limit the use and production of PFAS".

Burning questions remain over Europe’s waste incinerators

27 April 2023

By Eurydice Bersi and Nico Schmidt

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