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DDT

 (dē′dē-tē′)
n.
A contact insecticide, C14H9Cl5, occurring as colorless crystals or a whitish powder, toxic to humans and animals when swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Most uses have been banned in the United States since 1972.

[d(ichloro)d(iphenyl)t(richloroethane).]

DDT

n
(Elements & Compounds) dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane; a colourless odourless substance used as an insecticide. It is toxic to animals and is known to accumulate in the tissues. It is now banned in the UK

DDT

a toxic compound, C14H9Cl5, formerly widely used as an insecticide.
[d(ichloro)d(iphenyl)t(richloroethane)]

DDT

(dē′dē-tē′)
Short for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane. A powerful insecticide that is also poisonous to humans and animals. It remains active in the environment for many years and has been banned in the United States for most uses since 1972.

DDT

Dichloro-diphenol-trichloroethane. A pesticide with dangerous bioconcentration effects that is banned in much of the West, but still used in developing countries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.DDT - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humansDDT - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
Translations

DDT

N ABBR =dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethaneDDT m

DDT

[ˌdiːdiːˈtiː] n abbr (=dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane) → DDT m

DDT®

abbr of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane → DDT® nt

DDT

[ˌdiːdiːˈtiː] n abbr =dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethaneD.D.T. m

DDT

V. dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.
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Both DDT and its breakdown products DDE and DDD are highly persistent in the environment.
To ensure sustaxability of the elimination and conversion, related regulations and standards will be established or revised, and supported by capacity building, to create an enabling policy environment for the phase out of DDT based antifouling paint and promote sustainable alternatives.
According to a study by University of California, Davis, developmental exposure to DDT increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome-a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.
He lived long enough to see the ban on DDT and agonized over it, because of the millions across the globe who would die because of the ban.
Insecticide impregnated and control papers for respective insecticides received from WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Malaysia, with different diagnostic dosages were used for detection of resistance to DDT (4%), malathion (5%) and deltamethrin (0.
Adelie penguins have long shown evidence of DDT, but not in enough concentration to hurt the birds, said Heidi Geisz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
DDT has proven to be a very effective means to prevent the spread of malaria.
The Malaria/DDT Debate Heats Up" appeared in the Townsend Letter May 2007 (286) issue, explaining the controversy regarding the new position of the World Health Organization (WHO) on increasing use of DDT in African countries to control malaria.
The level of integration between Allinea DDT and Allinea MAP - with one consistent development environment - will be a unique and powerful enabler for HPC software developers.
Rachel Carson's seminal 1962 book, Silent Spring, told the real-life story of how bird populations across the country were suffering as a result of the widespread application of the synthetic pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), which was being used widely to control mosquitoes and others insects.
DDT (1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethane), one of the 12 key persistent organic pollutants (EPA website), was utilized worldwide in the 1940s as an effective insecticide in agriculture and its use has been banned since the 1970s as concerns arise about its severe environmental consequences.
The theory is that bed bugs prevailed in countries where DDT is still being used and slowly built up a resistance.