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Williams, Akan B. (2011) DDT. In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781412996808 | Online ISBN: 9781412971874

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Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is one of the best-known synthetic pesticides. It was first synthesized by German chemist Othmar Zeidler in 1874. However, it remained a laboratory curiosity until Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller discovered its insecticidal properties in 1939. DDT was adopted for widespread use in public health programs. It was the most effective agent known at eradicating diseases that are transmitted by insects and was the first synthetic organic substance used in large quantities for insect control

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:52

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