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CBSE Class 12-science Answered

What is DDT and why its use is banned in United States?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 22 May, 2014, 05:19: PM
Expert Answer

DDT is p, p'-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and is used as insecticide.

It is banned for the following reasons:
(i) Its high toxicity towards fish.
(ii) DDT is not metabolized very rapidly by animals instead it gets deposited and stored in the fatty tissues.

Answered by | 22 May, 2014, 07:19: PM
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