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  • 1958 man DDT for spraying of mosquitoes without protection
    Rights: Public domain Published 18 June 2008 Size: 71 KB Referencing Hub media

    The pesticide DDT was commonly used to kill insects on farms and in homes. DDT is an organochlorine. It is highly toxic and can remain in the environment for a long time. By the mid 1970s, the use of DDT was banned due to the discovery of its highly toxic effects.

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