dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane


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di·chlor·o·di·phen·yl·tri·chlo·ro·eth·ane (DDT),

(dī-klōr'ō-di-fen'il-trī'klōr-ō-eth'ān),
An insecticide that came into prominence during and after World War II. For a time it proved effective, but insect populations rapidly developed tolerance for it, hence much of its original effectiveness has been lost; general usage is now widely discouraged because of the toxicity that results from the environmental persistence of this agent.
Synonym(s): dicophane

dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

See DDT.
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DDT: Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) has had a long history of saving human lives, particularly through its effectiveness against mosquitoes carrying malaria and yellow fever.
The body of evidence for obesogenic effects of the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolite dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) has increased notably in the last decade, with a particular focus on exposure during prenatal development.
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1] The oldest classes of these insecticides are the organochlorines, of which dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is the only approved insecticide, and the organophosphates, which are derived from phosphoric acid.
The Stockholm Convention seeks the elimination of 12 chemicals or classes of chemicals, one of which is dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) (1).
In the late 1930s, Paul Muller (1899-1965) discovered that dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was highly effective for killing lice and other insects.
Pacific sanddab inhabits polluted waters off the coast of southern California where it associates with bottom sediments that contain a variety of contaminants like dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), polychiorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as well as heavy metals (Eganhouse and Venkatesan 1993).
The modern era of synthetically produced pesticides began in the 1930s, most notably with the development of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), an insecticide with EDC activity, was the primary instrument used in the first global malaria eradication program during the 1950s and 1960s and was widely used inside homes and animal shelters.
She thinks the toxic substances found in Euzal's body, such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which is commonly used as an insecticide and was banned in Turkey in 1980, might have entered the former president's body via the food he ate.
The most cost-effective and safe insecticide has been, and in many instances still is, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
However, a more recent analysis of the spouses including a larger number of incident cases (n = 275) found a statistically significant association of incident RA with the fungicides maneb/mancozeb and the herbicide glyphosate in addition to elevated association with dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) (Parks et al.