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What does DDT stand for?

DDT stands for Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (insecticide; CAS Number 50-29-3)


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The reports claimed that the ATK discovered dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which is commonly used as an insecticide and was banned in Turkey in 1980, and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), a DDT breakdown product which causes serious damage to the liver after being absorbed by the body, in the former president's remains.
These are Manganese, a chemical present in drinking water, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), chlorpyrifos, tetrachloroethylene (PERC), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) and fluoride, present in toothpaste, which is safe to use except for children below two years of age.
In the late 1930s, Paul Muller (1899-1965) discovered that dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was highly effective for killing lice and other insects.