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Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution
Contaminated Soil and Human Health

ISBN 9780367658373
Published September 30, 2020 by CRC Press
312 Pages

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Book Description

Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution: Contaminated Soil and Human Health deals with a long term pollution problem, generated by the former use of organochlorine pesticides. Through a case study of the chlordecone pollution in the French West Indies, the authors illustrate a global and systemic mobilization of research institutions and public services. This "management model", together with its major results, the approach and lessons to be learned, could be useful to other situations. This book gathers all the works that have been carried out over the last ten years or more and links them to decision makers’ actions and stakeholders’ expectations. This reference fills a gap in the literature on chronic pollution.

Table of Contents





Section I Introduction

Chapter 1: Chlordecone Case Study in the French West Indies

Chapter 2: From Controversy to Pollution Assessment: A Chronicle of the Chlordecone Crisis Management

Section II Environmental Diagnosis: Pollution Assessment of Natural Resources

Chapter 3: Heterogeneity of Soil Pollution

Chapter 4: Characterization of River Pollution at the Watershed Scale

Chapter 5: Groundwater Quality Assessment

Section III Biotope Contamination and Eco-Toxicological Assessment (Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems)

Chapter 6: Environmental Assessment of Rivers: What Have We Learnt from Implementation and Results of the First Chlordecone National Action Plan?

Chapter 7: Contamination of Freshwater Fauna

Chapter 8: Assessment of Chlordecone Content in the Marine Fish Fauna around the French West Indies Related to Fishery Management Concerns

Section IV Pollutant Transfers

Chapter 9: From Fields to Rivers: Chlordecone Transfer in Water

Chapter 10: From Soil to Plants: Crop Contamination by Chlordecone

Chapter 11: Transfer of Chlordecone from the Environment to Animal-Derived Products

Section V The Public Health Issue: Exposure and Health Impacts

Chapter 12: West Indian Population’s Food Exposure to Chlordecone and Dietary Risk Assessment

Chapter 13: Chlordecone Impact on Pregnancy and Child Development in the French West Indies

Section VI Remediation

Chapter 14: Theoretical Approach to Chlordecone Biodegradation

Chapter 15: Reduced Pesticide Bioavailability in Soil by Organic Amendment

Chapter 16: Remediation of Chlordecone-Contaminated Waters Using Activated Carbons

Section VII Management Approach

Chapter 17: Chlordecone Contamination at the Farm Scale: Management Tools for Cropping System and Impact on Farm Sustainability

Chapter 18: The Family Gardens Health Program: A Tool for Reducing the Exposure of Populations to Chlordecone in the French West Indies

Chapter 19: The Challenge of Knowledge Representation to Better Understand Environmental Pollution

Section VIII Conclusion

Chapter 20: Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution by Chlordecone: Conclusions


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