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DDT

Similar term(s): Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane.

Definition:

DDT is a colourless chemical pesticide that was widely used in the 1940s and 1950s to destroy disease-carrying, crop-eating insects. It was found to be toxic to animals and humans and banned by many countries since the 1970s because of its persistence in the environment and accumulation along the food chain.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Bioaccumulation - Endocrine disruptor(s) - Pesticide

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