Essay on The Effects Of Ddt On Human And The Environmental Health

1841 Words Oct 15th, 2016 8 Pages
The Mosquito is a murderous insect which causes many diseases especially malaria. Malaria is a debilitating disease which is prevalent in underdeveloped countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It claims millions of lives worldwide and affects children under the age of 5 more than any other group. Over the years, scientists have discovered and developed several solutions to this problem. One of those solutions is DDT short for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane. This substance is an insecticide used to kill pest and insects such as mosquitoes. Scientists figured that the pesticide could prevent dangerous mosquitoes from transmitting diseases to humans. Many people believe that this pesticide is the best solution to the malaria pandemic. They back up their arguments using research results which concluded that DDT save many lives globally. They are also outraged about the fact that DDT is banned in many countries. DDT advocate clearly do not see any problem with the use of DDT despite the many negative side effects associated with it. DDT, like many pesticides is known to have negative impacts on human and the environmental health. There are many reasons why government around the globe have banded the pesticide in hopes of protecting their people and environment. DDT should not be used by anyone because it causes more harmful, it is unethical, and there are safer alternative available.
DDT is responsible for causing many health and environmental problems in the locations…

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