DDT

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n DDT an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
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Usage

In literature:

DDT, two pounds per 100 gallons of spray solution or a dust of one per cent.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The Japanese beetle attacks the chestnut but, although they were bad this year, one spraying of DDT was effective.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Salesmen try to sell us weatherstripping, paint, fire extinguishers, rugs, lawn furniture, and DDT.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
Herald (1949:117) reported an equal effect caused by spraying a five per cent DDT solution in a room with several snakes.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
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In news:

He will cover the natural history and characteristics of the falcons and will also cover the decline of the species due to DDT, reintroduction efforts and the tagging and study of the Big Horn Canyon populations.
DDT IS GONE, BUT NOT THE POISONS THAT THREATEN US George Fenwick's op-ed column on "Silent Spring": poisons continue to abound.
JFK Fought DDT in Rachel Carson's Environmental Crusade.
'Nature Lady' Otto helped lead DDT fight.
Global Warming, Ethanol, DDT and Environmentalism's Dark Side.
It has been 27 years since the United States banned the pesticide DDT , and the payoff is undeniable.
A STUDY that spanned a decade in the lives of nearly 1,000 people found no statistically significant link between the amount of DDT in their bodies and risk of death by cancer.
While research remains to be done on the link between industrial pollutants such as DDT, PCBs and Bisphenol A and an individual's ability to lose weight, a close connection is apparent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has fully endorsed the use of one of the most powerful insecticides ever developed, DDT, to fight malaria, a deadly disease carried by mosquitoes.
While one cannot blame Rachel Carson for things done in her name after her death, she was undoubtedly wrong about DDT and a host of other issues.
He had long studied osprey colonies on Long Island Sound and had been stunned by recent precipitous declines in those colonies to levels even below the DDT era.
The new generation of bugs are not native to North America, and after decades of being sprayed with DDT and other powerful insecticides in Asia and other less-regulated parts of the world, they are resistant to most chemicals.
JFK Fought DDT in Rachel Carson's Environmental Crusade .
The DDT ban and the restoration of apple snail habitat resulted in a dramatic rebound.
The pesticide DDT wiped out the falcon population east of the Rocky Mountains in the 1940s and 50s.
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In science:

The strong DDT criterion given by Woosley (2007) gives a transition density below ρtr = 107 g/cm3 even when intermittency is included.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
We expect that the intermittency effect is weaker for stronger DDT criteria.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
We have studied the effect of intermittency on the transition from the flamelet regime to the distributed regime in Type Ia SNe, and hence on the transition density for the DDT model by KOW and NW.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
The DDT is assumed by KOW and NW to occur when the average flow gets into the distributed regime.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
We argue that the sufficient condition for the DDT is that there is one region that is larger than the critical size and in the distributed regime.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
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