Illegal immigrants

Published: Saturday 31 August 1996

Danish researchers have called for a national monitoring of lindane after traces of this chemical (banned in the country) were found in certain remote locations. An investigation by the Danish office for the Environment has established the fact that airborne lindane is being deposited in the southern and the western parts of Denmark and that the most likely source of this chemical is Germany.

Germany continues to allow the use of lindane on fodder crops and sugar beet. There have been calls for a worldwide ban of this chemical because of a suspected link between exposure to lindane and cancer.

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