Chemicals, Health

The Fight against Malaria

The imperative of keeping DDT use under control

Background paper by the German Federal Environment Agency

In a press release dated 15 September 2006, the WHO seemed to be indicating a new focus in its strategy on the fight against malaria in respect of the use of DDT. Since the 1970s, which saw the implementation of a ban on the use of DDT as a pesticide in many industrialised nations, including the USA and European states, this agent has continued to be used in many developing countries as a means to tackle malaria.

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background paper
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11
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Umweltbundesamt (Hrsg.)
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English
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Umweltbundesamt
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 malaria mosquito  malaria control  contagion  DDT  official control  pest control