ANSES | Assessing the risks of chlordecone exposure in the French Caribbean


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Long used in the French Caribbean to control the banana weevil, chlordecone can be harmful to human health. ANSES has conducted several studies to assess the chlordecone risk for the French Caribbean population, in particular through the consumption of contaminated food. These have led to toxicity reference values and maximum tolerable contamination limits being defined for foodstuffs. Assessing dietary exposure has also made it possible to formulate food consumption recommendations for local populations.

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