TW conducted a biomonitoring study, commissioned by Collectif 3R (réduire, réutiliser, recycler), on biomatrices eggs of backyard chicken, vegetation of evergreen trees and mosses in Paris/Ivry-sur-Seine. High dioxin values are found in all three biomatrices. The eggs of backyard chicken, a sensitive biomarker of pollution of substances of very high concern in the environment, demonstrate with the bioassay of DR CALUX analyses 83% of the eggs (5 of the 6 samples) are exceeding the action limits for safe food consumption as regulated in the EU. The analyse results of vegetation, pine needles and mosses, demonstrate high dioxin levels in the vicinity of the incinerator.
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