French islanders angry at Paris over skyrocketing cancer rates caused by pesticides

By The European Union Times

French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe want Paris to take responsibility for harming their land with a toxic pesticide. Ruptly crew went to see its effects on the people, who suffer skyrocketing cancer and fertility problems.

Kepone, also called chlordecone, is a chemical, which was used in the past to kill insects. Just like closely related compounds DDT and Mirex, it proved to be a bad choice, since it doesn’t degrade well in the environment, tends to accumulate in animals and causes various health problems. The chemical caused a health scare in the mid-1970s in the US and was promptly banned. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: EU Times

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