What is DDT?

Asked by vibhuti37 | 25th Jan, 2010, 07:05: PM

Expert Answer:

DDT i.e. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane is an insecticide that was extensively used in the past for the control of insects (crop protection and disease control). It is a chlorinated hydrocarbon that was a highly effective, but extremely persistent organic pesticide. DDT is now banned in many countries due to its toxic effects. 

Answered by  | 28th Jan, 2010, 08:50: AM

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