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DDT

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French Equivalent: DDT

Definition:
DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) an insecticide highly toxic to biota, including humans. This is a persistent biochemical which accumulates in the food chain.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Chlorinated hydrocarbons

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 08, 2013