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A Toxics-Free Future

Bulgaria Eggs Report

Contamination of chicken eggs from Kovachevo, Bulgaria by dioxins, PCBs and hexachlorobenzene.

Za Zemiata sampled eggs from chickens raised in Kovachevo downwind from a thermal power plant and briquette factory as part of IPEP's global egg sampling project for unintentionally produced POPs. Dioxins in eggs from Kovachevo exceeded European Union (EU) limits by more than 20-fold. Levels of PCBs in eggs exceeded the proposed EU limit by more than 2-fold. Finally, the eggs exceeded the proposed EU limit for WHO-TEQ values. The study produced the first data about POPs in chicken eggs in Bulgaria. Extensive media outreach accompanied the release of the results.

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Report: Contamination of chicken eggs from Kovachevo, Bulgaria by dioxins, PCBs and hexachlorobenzene
Extensive media outreach

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Za Zemiata