If the toxin PFOS is found on areas where food is produced, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration will test whether it is ultimately in meat, fish, milk, feed and crops.
This is stated by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in a press release.
In September, the Danish Regions designated 145 locations around the country to be surveyed for PFOS.
These are old typical squares that have been used for firefighting exercises, and the authorities are now uncovering whether the drug has ended up in streams, meadows and fields.
If PFOS is found in the studies in areas where, for example, vegetables are grown, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration will subsequently test vegetables from there for the substance.
PFOS has been mentioned in particular in connection with a case in Korsør, where citizens have eaten meat from cattle that have grazed in a contaminated area.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration states that so far no harmful content of PFOS has been found in food elsewhere.
At the same time, the Agency emphasizes in the press release that it is the producers – for example farmers – who are responsible for ensuring that their food is without health risk.
At the same time, they must ensure that their animals are not exposed to PFOS in the event of environmental pollution.
PFOS is a substance that has been in fire-fighting foam. The substance has not been used in foam since 2011.
PFOS can be carcinogenic. It can affect one’s ability to have children.
Source: The Nordic Page