DDT


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Synonyms for DDT

an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans

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As a result of such environmental concerns, the use of DDT was greatly restricted or banned in most developed countries, including the United States, Canada, and many European countries, in the 1970s.
The scientists found that exposure to DDT before birth slowed the metabolism of female mice and lowered their tolerance of cold temperature.
The ban on DDT needs to be reversed so that millions of lives can be saved.
The problem of DDT and its relationship to malaria presents a choice between two evils.
DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is a pesticide originally developed in the 1940s to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes in tropical areas where American soldiers were stationed.
8220;In releasing the Allinea DDT debugger with support for the Intel[R] Xeon Phi[TM] coprocessor today, users adapting their code will be able to fix software problems quickly - essential to any effective software project.
Indeed, one of the world's leading environmental non-profits, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), initially formed in 1967 in reaction to the DDT problem.
Macrocyclic complexes containing various transition metal ions were examined extensively for the dechlorination of DDT and other organochlorides.
Whether it is opposing the use of malaria killing insecticide DDT or opposing the use of vaccines, such campaigns open environmentalists to criticism because they are opposing the use of proven disease control methods.
Gujarat State being highly endemic to malaria, indoor residual spray (IRS) with DDT (dichloro-diethyl-trichloroethane, 1 g/[m.
15 July 2010 - The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) has discovered traces of the banned pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, also known as DDT, in a shipment of 'complementary' feed for cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry and game from India.
Summary: ABIDJAN, April 21, 2010, SPA -- Six years after the insect killer DDT was globally outlawed on grounds of environmental damage, two researchers say there are new reasons for doubting the chemical is harmful and are urging its use against malaria, Reuters reported.
Based on available evidence, and in the absence of a better and affordable alternative, DDT will continue to be used for disease vector control, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), while further research clarifies the health impact of its use by indoor residual spraying (IRS).
Traces of the banned insecticide DDT discovered in and near Cougar Lake are being analyzed to rule out any lingering threat to the environment.