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D'une pollution des eaux à une contamination alimentaire : la gestion sanitaire du chlordécone aux Antilles

Abstract : The rediscovery of the presence of chlordecone in the surface waters of the French West Indies has caused significant mobilization, first locally, then nationally. Pesticide used to control banana weevil until 1993, chlor decone remains almost permanently in soils, and is only washed away very gradually. If environmental pollution raised no objection as and when it was discovered, the issue of health consequences of such pollution remains central for the population and public authorities. Public health measures were first taken for water, then for soils and finally for food through the adoption of several MRLs over a short period. The French West Indies are therefore a small-scale laboratory in a sustained polluted world, where, after the recognition of irreversible pollution, it is time to better know and contain it, but also to live with it.
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Didier Torny. D'une pollution des eaux à une contamination alimentaire : la gestion sanitaire du chlordécone aux Antilles. Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire - BEH, Saint-Maurice (Val de Marne) : Institut de veille sanitaire, 2011, pp.22-24. ⟨hal-02643146⟩

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