dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane


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di·chlor·o-di·phe·nyl-tri·chlor·o·eth·ane

(DDT) (dī-klōr'ō-dī-fen'ĭl trī-klōr'ō-eth'ān)
A restricted-use insecticide.

dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane

DDT.
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So last December, at a convention of regional health ministers held in Kampala, Jim Muhwezi, an army officer and member of parliament who today serves as Uganda's minister of health, announced the launch of a new campaign against the epidemic, using Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, or DDT.
Nine of the 12 (aldrin, endrin, dieldrin, chlordane, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT), heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, and toxaphene) are pesticides that have been targeted for elimination by NGOs around the world since the early 1980s.
It covers twelve priority substances, including 8 organo-chlorine pesticides: aldrin, chlordane, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT), dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex and toxaphene; two industrial chemicals: hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB); and two groups of industrial by-products: dioxins and furans.