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DDT

  • By: Akan Bassey Williams
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

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 ...

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