25 September 2000
Cancer link chemicals in cheese

PESTICIDES linked with cancer have been discovered in two cheeses sold in Britain, reports the Daily Express.

DDT, which is banned in the UK and most of Europe was found in two samples of Greek feta, sold by Asda.

Lindane, linked to breast cancer, was discovered in goats cheese sold in Tesco, Sainsbury, Safeway and Asda.

No safety limits were breached, but little is known about the effects of eating a cocktail of residues, reports the Express.

In July the EU standing committee on plant health voted to withdraw lindane from agricultural use.

  • Daily Express 25/09/2000 page 9