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 (dī-klôr′ō-dī-fĕn′əl-trī-klôr′ō-ĕth′ān′, -fē′nəl-)
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(daɪˌklɔːrəʊdaɪˌfiːnaɪltraɪˌklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn; -nɪl-; -ˌfɛn-)
(Elements & Compounds) the full name for DDT
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Noun1.dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humansdichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - 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
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dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)

n diclorodifeniltricloroetano (DDT)
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Then, in the 1940s, the arrival of the highly effective insecticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) changed everything.
The study examined levels of DDE (p,p'-dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene), a breakdown product of the pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
The pesticides are added in poultry feed and has been determined as a cause of serious concern for several years about its damaging effects.17 The adulteration of the poultry products with pesticide residues concluded the presence of high levels of organochlorine pesticide in poultry feed.18 The organochlorine pesticides, including b-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) with their existence in muscle and eggs at the farms showed that poultry feed concentrates of pesticides become the major sources of contamination for chicken tissue and eggs and these subsequently become harmful for human consumption.19
The most used OCP in Brazil, perhaps in the world, was dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) [7].
In the mid-20th century, the bald eagle population plummeted because of negative reproductive effects from dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
Rachel Louise Carson used her skills as a scientist to collect data and evidence that illustrated the misuse and overuse of pesticides, particularly, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
Use of the once effective indoor residual spraying with Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in some endemic countries has been discouraged because ofits potential health and environmental hazards [13], while in other settings, growing resistance to DDT has been reported [12].
Steenkamp, "In vitro effect of N-acetylcysteine on hepatocyte injury caused by dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its metabolites," Human and Experimental Toxicology, vol.
Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) have been indiscriminately used for agricultural purposes primarily for pest management and OCPs such as DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is used for public health programs to control vectorborne diseases like malaria.
Carson witnessed the proliferation of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), a potent insecticide that became widely used before its toxic impact was tested.
Use of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) enabled much of the world to control most infectious diseases, 80 percent of which are transmitted by arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas, ticks, lice, and mites.
Additionally, vector control was achieved by spraying with dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) or malathion.