High dioxin levels in French dairy products
FRENCH newspaper Le Monde reports disturbing levels of dioxin have been found in Brie, Camembert and butter from France, according to statistics leaked from the French agriculture ministry.
Pas-de-Calais is one of the worst-affected milk-producing areas because of atmospheric pollution from surrounding industry. The levels exceeded Council of Europe recommendations.
- The Independent 16/09/97 page 12
- The Guardian 16/09/97 page 2