Introduction DDT stands for Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane. Paul Muller discovered the use of DDT as a pesticide and received a nobel prize for his work. This insecticide was widely used during world war and the following years. However, its side effects were soon found to be deadly. In a book by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, the effect of DDT on thining bird shells was revealed. DDT was eventually banned in the United States in the early 70s. However, this insecticide was still in widespread use in some developing countries such as India to control Malaria. This topic is interesting to me because I have been exposed to this insecticide at a younger age and I would like to know the effects of DDT on humans. Sources Scifinder International Programme on Chemical Safety Ebsco Research Database Britannica Online Encyclopedia References International Programme on Chemical Safety . ISBN 92 4 154069 9 http://www.inchem.org/documents/ehc/ehc/ehc009.htm Heudorf, U.; Angerer, J.; Drexler, H. Current internal exposure to pesticides in children and adolescents in Germany. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health:Volume 206, Issue 6, 2003, Pages 485-491 Proportional mortality of... By: Cocco, Pierluigi, Blair, Aaron, Archives of Environmental Health, 00039896, Jul/Aug97, Vol. 52, Issue 4 http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid=120&sid=d7e7b0f6-6a1b-40ab-812a- cf866d79b4f3%40sessionmgr103 Assessment of location-specific human exposure… By: Rekha Kashyap, L. R. Iyer, M. M. Singh and S. K. Kashyap. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. Volume 65, Number 6 / March, 1994 "DDT." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 28 Jan. 2008 <http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9029580>.