ddt ddt  /ˌdi ˌdi ˈti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972

News

  1. *SPOILERS* WWE Main Event Tapings for 6/19/13

    * The Miz, Cody Rhodes and Josh Mathews are out for commentary. * The Shield vs. The Usos and Justin Gabriel is up first. The Shield gets the win after Dean Ambrose hits a DDT on Gabriel.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Lords of Pain

  2. Falcons mount a comeback, with some help

    Peregrine falcons made a dramatic recovery after DDT was banned in 1973. A captive breeding and release program helped increase their numbers, and they were removed from the endangered species list in 1999. There are now between 2,000 and 3,000 nesting pairs in North America.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  3. Falcons are flying high again, and Xcel's played a part

    BECKER, Minn. — Four decades ago, watching a peregrine falcon soaring through the sky east of the Mississippi River wasn't possible. The fast-flying raptors hovered on the brink of extinction after widespread use of the pesticide DDT reduced their ability to produce viable eggs.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Of the dozen insecticides WHO has approved as safe for house spraying, the most effective is DDT," said Arata Kochi, director of the WHO's Global Malaria Programme.
    on Sep 15, 2006 By: Dr Arata Kochi Source: BBC News

  2. Alexander King, co-founder of the Club of Rome, said, "In Guyana, within almost two years, it had almost eliminated malaria, but at the same time, the birth rate had doubled. So my chief quarrel with DDT in hindsight is that it greatly added to the...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Alexander King Source: Town Hall

  3. "WHO faces a double challenge - a commitment to the goal of drastically and sustainably reducing the burden of vector-borne diseases, in particular malaria, and at the same time a commitment to the goal of reducing reliance on DDT in disease vector...
    on May 6, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: Capital FM

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