Sunday, December 4, 2005


Sydney Harbour prawns too toxic to eat

`The Government banned catching prawns in Sydney Harbour yesterday after tests found high levels of dioxin in prawns caught last week. [..]

It is the first time harbour prawns have been tested for dioxins and Mr Macdonald said the industrial toxic waste byproduct could have been present in Sydney’s prawns for decades. [..]

Tests on prawns caught last week found dioxin levels were three to four times the European Standard, which is becoming the accepted global measure for dioxin in food.’

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