Pierrelaye-Bessancourt: an association calls for the detection of lead poisoning on the polluted plain

Pierrelaye-Bessancourt: an association calls for the detection of lead poisoning on the polluted plain

"There are areas where you just have to spend a few hours to get a child with lead poisoning," Pascal Boury complains. For several months, this resident of Issy-lès-Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine) has been denouncing the failure to take into account, in particular by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Île-de-France, recommendations for systematic triggering of the detection of lead poisoning formulated by the High Council of Public Health.He tabled this Wednesday in front of the Administrative Court of Paris, in the name of the citizen association (AC) he created, a referred freedom against the prefect of Ile-de-France and the ARS.Un inhabitant very woretSon purpose? Obtain emergency measures, including systematic screening for lead poisoning among children under 7 years of age, pregnant women and those planning to be pregnant within six months; soil pollution of public outdoor spaces and the closing of public places hosting children pending the results of said analyzes.This is after having himself been confronted with soil pollution when he wanted to build a pavilion at Plaisir ( Yvelines) that Pascal Boury looked into the subject.The publication three weeks ago of the health study commissioned by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Île-de-France and the Interdepartmental Union for Sanitation of the Paris agglomeration (SIAAP), which shows that a large part of the sites of the plain of Pierrelaye-Bessancourt present health risks "unacceptable" because of the pre the presence of very high levels of lead and other heavy metals, aims to "hide a health scandal" according to him. LP / L.A. "300,000 people including thousands of children are affected by the study area," says Pascal Boury. I am not a scientist who has conducted his own study. Just a citizen who compares the statements made to the threshold values ​​of the texts of the High Council of Public Health. A refusal that he does not understand To support his statements, Pascal Boury relies on the synthesis of the study conducted by the interregional cell epidemiology (CIRE) Ile-de-France and Champagne-Ardennes in 2014 For a year now, he has been trying in vain to obtain the complete study, but he is confronted with the refusal of the ARS despite the favorable opinion given by the Commission for Access to Administrative Documents (CADA). the soil pollution values ​​were already there and confirmed the seriousness of the situation, he explains. As of 2014, the authorities' simulations showed that more than 5% of children had a blood lead level higher than the threshold recommended by the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) for the definition of infant lead poisoning. And Pascal Boury to drive the nail. "When the ARS writes that the values ​​of heavy metals are much lower than those found on old industrial sites, that is false. I got the impact study for the ZAC Liesse 2 in Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône (near the plain, Ed) and the values ​​were higher. "

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