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24 February, 03:16

Why did the United States ban the use of DDT?

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  1. 24 February, 03:24
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    The U. S. Department of Agriculture, the federal agency with responsibility for regulating pesticides before the formation of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, began regulatory actions in the late 1950s and 1960s to prohibit many of DDT's uses because of mounting evidence of the pesticide's declining

    DDT was used in the second half of World War II to control malaria and typhus among civilians and troops. Its publication was a seminal event for the environmental movement and resulted in a large public outcry that eventually led, in 1972, to a ban on DDT's agricultural use in the United States.
  2. 24 February, 03:31
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    DDT was used during second world war to control malaria among the troops and the civilians. Later, it was used as pesticide in agricultural and household practices. Due to its excessive use it entered into the food chain and its amount in the food crossed the permissible level. So, it was banned by United States.
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