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

@article{Waegeneers2009TransferOS,
  title={Transfer of soil contaminants to home-produced eggs and preventive measures to reduce contamination.},
  author={Nadia Waegeneers and Hans De Steur and Ludwig De Temmerman and Sarah Van Steenwinkel and Xavier Gellynck and J. Viaene},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2009},
  volume={407 15},
  pages={4438-46}
}
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… CONTINUE READING