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Chemical poisoning -- DDT

Chemical poisoning -- DDT: Introduction

Chemical poisoning -- DDT: DDT was one of the most widely used chemicals for controlling insect pests on agricultural crops and controlling insects that carry such diseases as ... more about Chemical poisoning -- DDT.

Chemical poisoning -- DDT: DDT is a chemical used mainly as a pesticide. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The chemical may be readily absorbed through the skin. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chemical poisoning -- DDT is available below.

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Prognosis for Chemical poisoning -- DDT: Prognosis varies depending on the type and degree of exposure. Prognosis can be improved by prompt treatment.

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DDT was one of the most widely used chemicals for controlling insect pests on agricultural crops and controlling insects that carry such diseases as malaria and typhus. DDT does not occur naturally in the environment. The presence of DDT in the environment is generally a result of contamination due to past production and use and subsequent movement from sites of application to land, water, and air. Several waste sites, including EPA’s Superfund sites contain these compounds and might act as additional sources of environmental contamination. Some DDT may be degraded in air, but the compound may persist for a long time bound to certain soils. (Source: excerpt from FAQ WOMEN AND PESTICIDES: NWHIC)

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