Latest DDT Stories
Datasets from long-running volunteer survey programs, calibrated with data from sporadic intensive monitoring efforts, have allowed ecologists to track the recovery of peregrine falcons in California.
Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life.
For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is threatening to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide.
A University of Alberta study recently published in Oecologia has found that an increase in the frequency of heavy rain brought on by warmer summer temperatures is posing a threat not seen in this species since before pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in Canada in 1970.
River otters in central Illinois are being exposed to chemical substances that had been banned for use in the US at least three decades ago, according to research published in the latest edition of the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
A malaria control method that targets mosquito larvae and pupae as they mature in standing water could be an important supplementary measure in the fight against the disease.
Researchers at the US Geological Survey have found evidence of pesticides in Pacific chorus frogs living miles away, but down wind, from California farmlands.
In what might be considered cause for concern among farm workers – a new research review in the journal Neurology has found a link between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to chemical weed or bug killers.
Infant girls exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while still inside the womb are three times more likely to develop hypertension when they become adults.
The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.