First we were enslaved. Then we were poisoned." That's how many on Martinique see the history of their French Caribbean island that, to tourists, means sun, rum, and palm-fringed beaches.

Slavery was abolished in 1848.

But today the islanders are victims again - of a toxic pesticide called chlordecone that's poisoned the soil and water and been linked to unusually high rates of prostate cancer.

I saw this article in the news and it does makes you stop and think of how many pesticides are sprayed on the crops where I live. I am surrounded by farms and some days the smell is horrendous but what am I breathing in and is it safe for me?