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Fluoride Pollution in East Iceland within Limits

Data submitted to the Food and Veterinarian Authority (MAST) by Alcoa Fjarðaál in the East Fjords indicates that the quantity of fluoride in hay in Reyðarfjörður was in all instances below the maximum limit.


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

In two samples out of 17, the quantity of fluoride proved above the limit for milking cows, Fréttablaðið reports.

However, these two samples were taken from pastures used for haymaking among horse owners in Reyðarfjörður, and the quantity of fluoride was well below the maximum limit for fodder intended for horses.

According to MAST, the results do not give any reason to conclude that people may be at risk when consuming agricultural products or herbs from the area, or for farmers to change their farming methods, fodder or pasturing habits.

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