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Saturday 29 December 2018

chlordecone

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Definition : Kepone, also known as chlordecone, is an organochlorine compound and a colourless solid.

This compound is an obsolete insecticide related to Mirex and DDT. Its use was so disastrous that it is now prohibited in the western world, but only after many millions of kilograms had been produced.

Kepone is a known persistent organic pollutant (POP), classified among the "dirty dozen" and banned globally by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as of 2011.