The results of analyzes revealed on children’s hair

Last February, the Lubrizol Victims Association depilated the hair of one hundred Buchy and Rouen (Seine-Maritime) children. An independent laboratory analyzed it for any carcinogenic products. Two products caught their attention. The data collected can form a basis for comparison in the future. explanations.

The first results were for the parents of 105 children living in the area due to the smoke plume caused by the fire at the Seveso Lubrizol plant, in September 2019 in Rouen (Seine Bahri). Last February, the Lubrizol Victims Association depilated the hair of one hundred Buchy and Rouen (Seine-Maritime) children. An independent laboratory analyzed it for any carcinogenic products. The result was surprising.

Then, on Thursday evening, June 23, 2022, the Victims Association spoke to the press about the results of this first work of popular epidemiology.

We first discovered phosphate And also something out of the ordinary: atrazine; It’s something that shouldn’t be part of our daily lives, and yet 9 out of 100 children are affected,” says Simon de Carvalho, president of the Lubrizol Disaster Victims Association.

But where do these pollutants come from? From the fire of Lubrizol? The lab discovered residues of the banned herbicide for 20 years, atrazine, which continues to pollute the water, particularly in Baie du Bray. There is also phosphate from the agricultural industries.

Valerie Tanchon, the mother of a child who participated in the study, asks: “In light of what has been announced, there is still some concern. A priori it’s not serious, but what will it look like after a few years?”

“All we can say is that these are substances that have no place in the human body that will certainly be irritants that cause inflammation. It remains to be seen what this causes. Perhaps cancers? I don’t know.”

Other analyzes will complement the beginnings of this pollution database, in particular the soot fallout from the Lubrizol fire.

9,500 tons of products were burned on September 26, 2019. The pollution cannot be limited to phosphate and atrazine.

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