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  ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: DDT, DDE, and DDD
DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is a pesticide once widely used to control insects in agriculture and insects that carry diseases such as malaria.
DDT entered the environment when it was used as a pesticide; it still enters the environment due to current use in other countries.
DDT, DDE, and DDD in air are rapidly broken down by sunlight.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /tfacts35.html   (1345 words)

  DDT (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The classic DDT is performed by putting the opponent in a front facelock and falling backwards so that the opponent is forced to dive forward onto his or her head.
Many think the term DDT was appropriated because the chemical DDT is something "bad" that is buried in the ground and causes extreme danger when there; similarly, a DDT is bad in that it buries an opponent's head into the mat, causing extreme danger to the brain and spinal cord.
Implant DDT refers to variations of the DDT where the opponent is driven to the mat face first, as in a faceplant, and not on to their heads.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DDT_(professional_wrestling)   (1651 words)

 DDT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DDT was subsequently banned for agricultural use in many countries in the 1970s; there is still a great controversy regarding the impact of this decision on the use of DDT to fight disease vectors.
DDT was first synthesized in 1874 by Othmar Zeidler, but its insecticidal properties were not discovered until 1939, by the Swiss scientist Paul Hermann Müller, who was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his efforts.
DDT is the best-known of a number of chlorine-containing pesticides used in the 1940s and 1950s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DDT   (6774 words)

 Junkscience.com -- 100 things you should know about DDT
DDT was blamed for the decline in the bald eagle population.
DDT was blamed for the decline in the peregrine falcon population.
DDT was blamed for the decline in the brown pelican population.
www.junkscience.com /ddtfaq.htm   (5597 words)

DDT is moderately to slightly toxic to mammals.
In a survey of non-indigenous deep water fish and shell fish, low levels of DDT residues and metabolites were found in 16 (50%) of the deep water samples and three (19%) of the 16 shell fish samples analysed.
DDT is one of nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which bioaccumulate, and which are transported by air and water currents from warmer climates to temperate zones, where they have never been used.
www.pan-uk.org /pestnews/actives/ddt.htm   (2917 words)

 spiked-science | Article | Without DDT, malaria bites back
DDT is the totemic baddy of the green movement.
In South Africa the government stopped using DDT in 1996 - and since then malaria rates have risen by around 1000 percent, because mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the new generation of pesticides.
Since DDT was reintroduced in South Africa in April 2000, the number of mosquitoes is down.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/000000005591.htm   (1347 words)

 DDT's 25th Anniversary Tour "Vanished Without A Trace"
DDT were awarded "Group of the Year" and "Live Group of the Year".
A press conference featuring all of DDT's musicians was held on November 15, 2005 at the RIA News Press Center in Moscow.
During the conference DDT discussed their tour throughout Russia, the Ukraine, and Belorussia, their new album, and their upcoming concert in Moscow on December 4 at the Olympic Stadium.
www.ddt.ru /eng   (353 words)

 DDT (PIM 127)
DDT and some of the breakdown products of DDT, principally DDE, are highly persistent in soil, sediment and biota as they are relatively resistant to breakdown by the enzymes and higher organisms found in the soil (WHO, 1979).
DDT and its metabolites are highly toxic to fish and, besides their lethal effects, they affect development, behaviour and biochemical processes.
DDT is relatively non volatile and, although inhalation of spray drift may occur during occupational use, respiratory exposure is a less significant route.
www.inchem.org /documents/pims/chemical/pim127.htm   (6105 words)

 Poliomyelitis in the U.S.
"DDT" and "DDT-like chemicals" are selected for this graph as the least complex way to represent the a broad overview of the evolution of the technology of, and potential for, mass poisoning.
DDT and "DDT-like chemicals" are used to represent the major organochlorine pesticides and organochlorines of similar neurotoxic character.
DDT application, DDT phase-out programs, and polio vaccination programs are all being directed in these countries concurrently by the World Health Organization.
www.geocities.com /harpub/pol_all.htm   (3342 words)

DDT the first of the chlorinated organic insecticides, was originally prepared in 1873, but it was not until 1939 that Paul Muller of Geigy Pharmaceutical in Switzerland discovered the effectiveness of DDT as an insecticide he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology in 1948 for this discovery).
DDT seemed to be the ideal insecticideit is cheap and of relatively low toxicity to mammals (oral LD50 is 300 to 500 mg/kg).
The buildup of DDT in natural waters is a reverisble process: the EPA reported a 90% reduction of DDT in Lake Michigan fish by 1978 as a result of the ban.
www.3dchem.com /molecules.asp?ID=90   (332 words)

 Events. DDT's Anniversary.
On June 27, DDT performed a concert entitled "Acoustic Baroque" together with the Orchestra of the State Hermitage in the Large Courtyard of the Winter Palace.
The conclusion of the main part of DDT’s anniversary tour in Russia occurred at the beginning of December with a concert at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow in front of approximately twenty-five thousand spectators.
DDT invites everyone to take their favorite seat at the Gorbunov Concert Hall on February 25th and 27th, 2006 and to help them complete the observation of the legendary group’s jubilee year.
www.ddt.ru /eng/25/action.html   (1632 words)

 DDT |Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Program | US EPA
Prior to 1972 when its use was banned, DDT was a commonly used pesticide.
DDT in soil can be absorbed by some growing plants and by the animals or people who eat those plants
DDT in water is absorbed by fish and shellfish in those waterways
www.epa.gov /pbt/pubs/ddt.htm   (177 words)

 NRDC: The Story of Silent Spring
Thirteen years later, in 1958, Carson's interest in writing about the dangers of DDT was rekindled when she received a letter from a friend in Massachusetts bemoaning the large bird kills which had occured on Cape Cod as the result of DDT sprayings.
The use of DDT had proliferated greatly since 1945 and Carson again tried, unsuccessfully, to interest a magazine in assigning her the story of its less desirable effects.
By 1958 Carson was a best-selling author, and the fact that she could not obtain a magazine assignment to write about DDT is indicative of how heretical and controversial her views on the subject must have seemed.
www.nrdc.org /health/pesticides/hcarson.asp   (1161 words)

 WHO | WHO gives indoor use of DDT a clean bill of health for controlling malaria
WHO actively promoted indoor residual spraying for malaria control until the early 1980s when increased health and environmental concerns surrounding DDT caused the organization to stop promoting its use and to focus instead on other means of prevention.
In the past, India was able to use DDT effectively in indoor residual spraying to cut dramatically the number of malaria cases and fatalities.
South Africa has again re-introduced DDT for indoor residual spraying to keep malaria case and fatality numbers at all-time low levels and move towards malaria elimination.
www.who.int /mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr50/en/index.html   (1061 words)

 Deltoid » DDT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After DDT use was discontinued, Sri Lankan malaria cases rose to 2.5 million in the years 1968 and 1969, and the disease remains a killer in Sri Lanka today.
DDT was not banned in Sri Lanka in 1963.
However, as explained in my posts on DDT, DDT is not banned from use against malaria, and while it is still helps against malaria in some places, it is not the panacea that Kopel et al make it out to be.
timlambert.org /category/science/ddt   (13624 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | WHO backs DDT for malaria control
DDT has been banned globally for every use except fighting disease because of its environmental impacts and fears for human health.
WHO says there is no health risk, and DDT should rank with bednets and drugs as a tool for combating malaria, which kills more than one million each year.
South Africa was one country that switched, but it had to return to DDT at the beginning of the decade after mosquitoes developed resistance to the substitute compounds.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/5350068.stm   (454 words)

DDT has a wealth of features designed to debug effectively - from deadlock and memory leak tools, to data comparison and groupwise process control, and it interoperates with all known MPI implementations and all batch queuing systems.
With DDT, you can check a pointer is valid or find the stack when it was allocated - a fantastic boost for any developer.
DDT is available on Linux for Itanium, Opteron, EM64T, PowerPC and x86, IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3, HP-UX, SGI Altix, Sun Solaris (v8,9 for SPARC v10 for Opteron).
www.allinea.com /?page=48   (387 words)

 WWF - DetoX campaign glossary
DDT - An obsolete organo-chlorine insecticide, classified as a persistent organic polllutant (POP).
Many of these have now been banned after they were belatedly found to be highly persistent in the environment and cause long-term toxic effects in wildlife.
For example, populations of birds of prey were devastated when DDT caused their egg-shells to become thinner and subsequently break.
www.panda.org /campaign/detox/news_publications/glossary.cfm   (1037 words)

 DDT > Toxics > Sierra Club
DDT and its breakdown chemicals are synthetic, persistent global pollutants that have been found in residents of remote areas where DDT has never been used, including Inuit and other Arctic peoples.
Under closely controlled conditions and as part of a broader, integrated response, Sierra Club agrees that DDT should only be used in accordance with limiting provisions agreed to by more than 150 nations in the Stockholm Convention.
Sierra Club believes that DDT should be considered as the option of last resort only, when all feasible non-toxic and less toxic alternatives have been tried and proven ineffective.
www.sierraclub.org /toxics/ddt   (339 words)

 Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLHs) - 50293
TWA; NIOSH considers DDT to be a potential occupational carcinogen as defined by the OSHA carcinogen policy [29 CFR 1990].
AIHA [1959] reported that the concentration immediately hazardous to life is "probably unobtainable," and that DDT has a low order of acute toxicity by inhalation.
However, for some particulate substances for which no evidence of an IDLH exists, the determination of allowable respiratory protection based on protection factors may result in the assignment of respirators for concentrations that are not likely to be encountered in the occupational environment.
www.cdc.gov /niosh/idlh/50293.html   (461 words)

 Pfam 20.0 : DDT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The DDT domain is named after (DNA binding homeobox and Different Transcription factors).
It is exclusively associated with nuclear domains, and is thought to be arranged into three alpha helices [1].
DDT -- a novel domain in different transcription and chromosome remodeling factors.
pfam.wustl.edu /cgi-bin/getdesc?name=DDT   (123 words)

 DDT Digest
DDT Digest Guestbook - The guestbook is down temporarily for clean up.
The DDT Digest Archives - There's some great stuff in here, but I just decided that after being on line a year and a half, it was time to move the old stuff off the main page.
The name DDT Digest and all text on this website are copyrighted by the webmaster (Bill) unless otherwise noted.
www.ddtdigest.com   (373 words)

 The DDT Fanpage
DDT now has some songs ready, but there's no news yet on when they are recording it, or on tour dates.
Cory White is no longer with the band, but is working on a new project, and you can e-mail me for details on it.
Thanks to a suggestion from one of out page visitors, I am going to add a lyrics section to this website, and the reviews section is under construction.
www.angelfire.com /on2/ddtfanpage   (211 words)

 GeneCard for DDT
DDT for binary patterns associated with selected probe-sets
Pesticide DDT Not Linked To Breast Cancer, Say Researchers
Sakai M. Conserved gene structure and genomic linkage for D-dopachrome tautomerase (DDT) and MIF.
www.genecards.org /cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=DDT   (705 words)

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