ToxicoWatch is performing a biomonitoring research of emissions of an incinerator in Zubieta, in the Basque Country, Spain. Starting zero-measurements before incinerator starts to operate and monitoring will continue the next coming years.
Biomonitoring takes place at different matrices. Human mother milk, eggs of backyard chicken, vegetation/leaves of Pine needles (Pinus Radiata), Holy (Ilex aquifolium), Gorse (Ulex europaeus), moss, soil, sediment and water. analyses on dioxins, endocrine disrupting compounds and heavy metals.