DDT

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Synonyms for DDT

an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans

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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.
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.