Kids Search. The Best Search Engine for K-12 Kids and Children.     

   web | images | video | facts | wiki | news | games | kidztube | apps

report a search problem

contact us education daily journal home facebook
about us make us your default search kidztalk twitter  
terms/privacy blocking websites kidznet pinterest  
advertise teacher zone wiki    
media link to us learning sites    
business / api solutions add a site image search    
affiliate program kidzsearch apps kidztube    
play youtube on kidzsearch games    
  voice search music    
  report a problem cool facts    
  settings news    
    search help    
    kidznet directory    

 mobile version

      Copyright 2005-2021 
DDT was sold in boxes such as this one
DDT is used against mosquitos, US, 1958
A piece of cardboard soaked with DDT, for use indoors. Seen in Australia, 2008

DDT is a well-known pesticide. The abbreviation stands for Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane, one of its names. The Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1948, for his discovery. In the 1960s there was a study that questioned if it was good to spread large amounts of DDT indiscriminately. The study also found that DDT could cause cancer. DDT is also highly poisonous to birds and other animals further up the food chain. This is why DDT was replaced by other pesticides. The Stockholm Convention which took effect in 2004, restricts the use of DDT to vector control. The convention does not affect the use of DDT for public health issues. This is because there are very few affordable alternatives. DDT is still widely used in India,North Korea and possibly elsewhere. view more...