Transfer of soil contaminants to home-produced eggs and preventive measures to reduce contamination.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



Uptake studies have shown that chickens foraging on soils contaminated with environmental pollutants accumulate these compounds into their eggs. Home-produced eggs thereby show higher contamination levels than commercially produced eggs. It was the aim of this study to identify the major source of two environmental pollutants in home-produced eggs, i.e. dioxins and lead, to formulate preventive measures to reduce the contamination levels of such eggs, and to assess the feasibility of the formulated measures in terms of the perception and behavior of private egg producers towards such measur…

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