The Deputy Minister of Health of the Basque Government, Iñaki Berraondo, has indicated that a presence has been detected in the air of furan and dioxins in amounts between 40 and 50 times above usual, measures that do not pose a risk to health, except when it occurs in continuous and prolonged exposures over time.
As a preventive measure, among other recommendations, the Basque Department of Health has advised not to dispute the derby between the Eibar and the Royal Society scheduled in the armera village at 4:00 pm this Sunday, although it has not asked LaLiga or the Spanish Football Federation to suspend it.
In this regard, Berraondo has insisted that «The recommendation is extended to all intense and outdoor sports activities». Therefore, his advice is that “activities of this kind are not carried out”. “From there, the competent institutions will adopt the appropriate measures in each case,” he added.
The vice councilor has indicated that they have not contacted the Spanish Football Federation or LaLiga to move the recommendation that the match to be held in Ipurua be suspended.
As indicated, dioxins and furans are the pollutants that are generated by burning plastics and materials that contain chlorine, the fire at the top of the Zaldibar landfill being the cause of the presence of these pollutants. “It does not pose a health risk in the short term. The accumulation of dioxins and furans is what can affect health, ”he said.