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Last Edited: 2/8/2005

Oroville Area Dioxin Advisory
Written: 2000

This letter is for people who eat eggs or meat from chickens raised on soil in the greater Oroville area. Since 1987, the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) has been investigating contamination by two types of chemicals (dioxins and furans) in several areas of California. Eggs from chickens raised in direct contact with the ground and soil from a number of homes in the greater Oroville area have been tested. Dioxins and furans were found.

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