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Suivi de la chlordéconémie d'un chercheur de l'IRD en mission de 2 mois aux Antilles en 2019

Abstract : The concentration of chlordecone (CLD) as well as 26 other organochlorine compounds were monitored by GC-MS in the blood of a researcher not residing in the French West Indies during a 2-month stay in Fort-de-France, Martinique from April to June 2019. As expected, the first measurement performed the day after his arrival did not detect CLD. However, traces of CLD were detected 38 days after his arrival. The concentration of CLD in his blood taken on the day of his departure, i.e. 60 days after his arrival, was again below the detection limit. These results confirm that contaminated food continues to circulate in Martinique, but above all they show that the risks of contamination are extremely low for someone who buys his food mainly in formal channels (supermarkets) and restaurants. Other pesticides such as 4,4'-DDE, a DDT transformation product, or PCP, a fungicide used for wood treatment, showed a strong increase in the same individual during the period, indicating exposure to a cocktail of products whose health impacts remain to be defined.
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Submitted on : Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 1:44:24 AM
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Hervé Macarie. Suivi de la chlordéconémie d'un chercheur de l'IRD en mission de 2 mois aux Antilles en 2019. [Rapport de recherche] IRD. 2022. ⟨ird-03740769⟩



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