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Document ID (ISN)100378
CIS number 02-1132
ISBN(s) 3-7776-1032-1
Year 2000
Convention or series no. BUA Report 216
Author(s)
German Chemical Society - GDCh-Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals (BUA)
Title DDT and its derivatives
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Birkenwaldstrasse 44, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany, 2000. xviii, 151p. Illus. 209 ref.
Abstract At very high concentrations, DDT has been shown to mimic the effect of sexual hormones in vitro. This has been confirmed for very high dosages in animal studies. However, existing studies in humans show no correlation between DDT contamination and adverse effects subject to hormonal influences. The association between DDT contaminations and breast cancer has been studied in several epidemiological studies but cannot be confirmed on the whole. In most developed countries, DDT use has been discontinued. The study did not discuss the question of possible consequences from persistent use of DDT in certain developing regions of the world, for example for fighting malaria.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; toxicology; DDT
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; insecticides; criteria document; ecotoxicology; developing countries; malaria
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Halogenated hydrocarbons