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Panorama de la problématique chlordécone : Contexte historique, situation actuelle aux Antilles, gestion du problème et quelles pistes pour une solution définitive

Abstract : The aim of this work is to present a general overview of the problems related to the organochlorine insecticide chlordecone. This molecule is placed in its historical context, from its manufacture to its use, including the large-scale intoxication of the workers who manufactured it in the United States in the total absence of respect for basic rules of hygiene and safety, which also led to widespread contamination of the James River. An overview of the current state of knowledge on the pollution of the various environmental compartments of the French West Indies where this molecule was used to control banana weevil populations is also presented, as well as the management measures that have been taken to prevent chlordecone from reaching the consumer's plate or glass. Other possible solutions for destroying the stock of chlordecone still present in West Indian soils are also discussed.
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Hervé Macarie. Panorama de la problématique chlordécone : Contexte historique, situation actuelle aux Antilles, gestion du problème et quelles pistes pour une solution définitive. 44e Congrès du Groupe Français des Pesticides: Protection des cultures et santé environnementale : héritages et conceptions nouvelles, Groupe Français des Pesticides, May 2014, Schoelcher (Martinique), France. ⟨ird-03725394⟩

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