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Synonyms for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans

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KEY WORDS: breast cancer, CBP, coactivator, crosstalk, DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, endocrine-disrupting chemical, HIF-1[alpha], MAPK, organochlorine, p38 kinase, vascular endothelial growth factor.
METHODS: Plasma polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) concentrations were measured in 1,095 women who were free of diabetes at blood draw in 1989-1990 and participated in two case-control studies in the Nurses' Health Study.
The compound, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and its primary metabolite, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), are persistent organic pollutants and known endocrine disruptors (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2002).
Part of the explanation for the risks associated with consuming pier-caught fish in the Los Angeles area are bound up in a history of local industries having discharged large amounts of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the ocean off the Southern California coast.
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT): ubiquity, persistence, and risks.
They admittedly faced a far less endemic problem than Africa does and were blessed with modern homes and medicines, but they did what was needed to wipe it out--especially by using dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
Because of pyrethroid resistance, the most popular insecticides used in IRS are carbamate based and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane [DDT], lindane, aldrin, dieldrin) and as herbicides (e.
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.
Mitotane is a derivative of the insecticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, which can cause direct necrosis and atrophy of the bilateral adrenal glands (11).
It is well determined that estrogen-like endocrine disruptors, such as polychlorinated biphenyls, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and dioxin, influence the male fertility by affecting normal endocrine system of living forms (Sikka and Wang, 2008).