May 30, 2008
Rhone River Fish Might Be Toxic
People living along France's Rhone River and people who regularly eat fish from the river have tested positive for a toxic chemical, health officials said.
Some of those tested had four to five times the so-called safe level of PCB, or polychlorobiphenyl, in their blood, EuroNews.net reported Friday.
Scientists say they believe the chemical is in the river's silt. PCB was used in glues, paints and even paper before it was banned in France more than two decades ago.