Created by cara3614 on Oct 25, 2010
Last updated: 10/26/10 at 07:48 PM
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DDT was banned, but that does not mean it is gone. It is still lurking in the air and on stuff there is no real way to tell when its gone, but medical heath associations are saying that banning it has lowered the risks of diseases a lot, and that theirs a LOW risk of anyone getting any kind of sickness from it.
The Environmetal Protection Agency banned DDT on June 14th 1972, due to all the harm it was causing to people, animals, and the environment.
People started wondering about DDT and the effects ont he environment. It was said to be affecting lots of the wildlife, because it would get passed on from one organism to another due to the transportation of food and from what kinds of other animals the animal eats. So that animal could have already been affected. Farmers alsol started to see affecting not only the animals but also their crops...but wasnt it supposed to help them ?
People started questioning the use of DDT. Many olaces started to ban it due to the harm it was causing. A hearing was called to Wisconsin for banning DDT all together.
DDT took a rapid change in population, as people started making more of it to kill insects, and some how used it as a way to stop the spread of a disease called malaria.
In 1874, DDT was first created in Germany. Paul Muller (A Chemist) was first to make the astinishing discovery that DDT was capable of killing insects and misquetos. It also could spead diseases harmful to humans.