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(DDT) (dī-klōr'ō-dī-fen'ĭl trī-klōr'ō-eth'ān)
A restricted-use insecticide.
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Beginning with the Second World War, the fight against malaria was focused on killing mosquitoes with DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane).
The insecticide Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT) was banned in the US in 1972 and, along with its byproducts, is considered a probable human carcinogen and a PBT chemical by USEPA.
These contaminants include the pesticides DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane), dieldrin and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), which have been identified by the EPA as 'probable' carcinogens.