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    Ddt Research Paper

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    DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), Chemical formula (C14H9Cl5), was well known as a kind of Organochlorine insecticides. It is a colorless crystalline substance. As a kind of Organochlorine insecticides, DDT kills insects by opening sodium ion channels in insects' neurons, causing the neurons to fire spontaneously. This leads to death of insects. Insects with certain mutations in their sodium channel gene may be resistant to DDT and other similar insecticides. DDT was first found by Othmar Zeidler in 1874. However, it’s insecticidal abilities were not found until 1939 by Paul Muller who received the 1948 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine for his 1939 discovery of insecticidal qualities and use of DDT in the control of vector diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. DDT can affect almost every single types of insects, during WW2, DDT has been playing a very important role by not only increased the amount of the…

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    DDT In Sub Sahara Africa

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    In Sub- Sahara Africa, malaria has killed four million citizens, and the number of cases have quadrupled since 1980. Unfortunately, Sub-Saharan countries can’t afford medication because it has a low economic growth rate. Since DDT is a very cheap and effective insecticide, governments in Sub- Sahara Africa use it to prevent malaria outbreaks. Even though DDT is cheap, it should not be used because it causes more harm than benefits: it has harmful chemicals that destroy the environment and kill…

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    DDT Environmental Effects

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    revolution led to the banning of DDT and similar chemicals to DDT in the US as well as numerous other acts to promote a better environment. It is known that DDT had negative effects on the environment, but the effects of DDT on human health some claim are often misinformation. DDT, originally made as a pesticide, can present a danger to humans in large doses, however, its only real danger is to animals. DDT,…

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    DDT

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    of these postwar products was the latest in bug-killing technology, a chemical known as DDT. The new “miracle pesticide,” as some called it, had proven to be an effective tool for the elimination of disease in the European and the Pacific Theaters and consumers were eager to get their hands on the insect-killing “war hero” for use in their homes and yards. In the fall of 1945 when the government finally lifted restrictions on domestic DDT sales, consumers around the country flocked to their…

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    pesticides such as DDT have on the environment, animals, and humans. This environmental movement offered new insight about the harm pesticides have on all living organisms. In Silent Spring Rachel Carson starts an environmental movement by informing the public of the dangers of pesticides, which causes a shift in views towards pesticides and the harm they do to the environment. Rachel Carson faced many challenges and negative attention from the chemical industry. She faced a lot of controversy…

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    1960’s as a response to the massive amounts of DDT being spread throughout the United States. DDT had first been introduced in the wake of World War II as a “wonder pesticide” that could eliminate all pests. The real problems began rising when farmers starting using much more of the pesticide than were necessary. Farmers were using as much as two pounds of DDT per acre on their crops, and not long after the effects were becoming noticeable in the food chain. (McKibben and Gore, pg. 365) When it…

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    vegetation. Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) was one of the first chemicals that were widespread as a pesticide. DDT is one of many substances that are classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals. These chemicals, at certain doses, can interfere with the endocrine system in mammals. The chemicals that are and have…

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    Rachel inspired many people to become more aware of crucial environmental issues. In the 60’s, when people became aware of the life threatening uses of DDT and how they endangered wildlife and impacted people, they worked together to ban the toxic chemical (Which took nearly 10 years to ban). If humans were capable of working together in this specific case to ban DDT, then why can’t people do the same with global warming? Miss. Carson inspired people to confront the issue of DDT and many…

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    that they are all have at least one thing in common. They are all built on a carbon base of atoms, and they are classified into two basic groups. One group is known as the organic phosphorus insecticides, which include malathion and parathion. The other large group is referred to as the chlorinated hydrocarbons and this is the group to which DDT belongs. Scientists discovered chlorinated hydrocarbons by detaching hydrogen atoms from the carbon and then replacing them with chlorine atoms. For…

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    America’s Library, a site by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. tells us (1970), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in response to the growing public demand for cleaner water, air and land. This shows how successful Carson’s book was. Carson’s book inspired enough people and affected enough people that entire agencies were created because of that issue. Carson’s book has raised awareness of the topic and caused an uproar for the cruelty to the environment that we…

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