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Monitoring of Dioxins in Fish in Egypt

Monitoring of dioxins in fish produced in the impact zone of Helwan cement and steel plants.

This activity aimed to collect and sample fish from the River Nile near the Helwan cement and steel plants; measure dioxin levels; and examine exposure from consuming contaminated fish. Fish are considered to be a bio-indicator of POPs contamination. A team was assembled and samples of fish from different areas in River Nile nearby the cement and steel plants in Helwan city, one of the biggest industrial areas in Egypt, were collected. Information sheets were prepared for each sample during the process of collection. Analysis has been delayed due to technical difficulties, but eventual measurement is planned for 17 toxic polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs).

Collection of fish samples from River Nile near Helwan cement and steel plants
Preparation of data information sheets for each sample

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