Eating livestock contaminated sites

  • Eating livestock reared on potentially contaminated sites (power stations or transformer storage areas etc.) can lead to the indirect consumption of contaminants due to bioaccumulation in animals from grazing
  • Consumption of livestock reared on potentially contaminated sites can lead to the indirect consumption of contaminants due to bioaccumulation in animals from grazing

How to prevent Eating livestock contaminated sites

  • Make informed decisions on meat/fish consumption – research the potential for bioaccumulation of contaminants species of fish. (ii) Minimize consumption of high fat meats, high fat dairy products and processed meats (iii) Women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should pay particularly close attention to their diet (iv) Avoid consumption of meat/fish from potentially contaminated area
  • Ingestion of material at and around potentially contaminated sites (power stations or transformer storage areas etc.): Children who live near hazardous sites should be discouraged from eating dirt, and careful handwashing practices should be followed.

Eating livestock contaminated sites AUDIENCES

Children

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Farmers

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PBDEs & HBCD

At and around your household, you and your family may be exposed to a variety of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the Brominated Flame Retardants:

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Pesticides

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UPOPs

In your backyard or even at the dinner table, you may be in contact with Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and not even know it.

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PCBs

If you live or work near sites where PCB oils have been used or stored (such as power generation stations or transformer storage sites) you

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PFOS

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