DDT Full Form

DDT Full Form is DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane. Though DDT is a very established insecticide, the DDT Full Form is not very commonly used or known. DDT represents Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, which is an organochloride, which was synthesized first in 1874. However, it was in 1939 that it’s insecticidal properties were discovered. It was initially utilized during the world war II by the military force to control typhus, malaria, plague, and body lice. In fact USA and Italy used DDT to eradicate malaria and to support public health.

Few reasons why DDT was popular because; it is inexpensive to make, it remains in the environment, and it is effective. However, due to its high toxicity, it is legally restricted to be manufactured and used. The effects it can have on human is still under controversy. Hence, it is banned in most part of the world.