oa South African Medical Journal - A note on the use of D.D.T. In medical and health problems

Volume 19, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Reference is made to Middle East experimental field work on D.D.T., the new insecticide. This stable substance is soluble in several diluents suitable or field work such as mineral oils. It is non-toxic under field conditions to users. Dusted on the clothing of lousy persons by hand- and power operated guns, it is most effective. In a vehicle of kerosene it is a remarkable mosquito larvicide. Against adult mosquitoes, flies, fleas and bugs, it is most effectively used as a residual film on walls, floors, etc. In this form it has lasting insecticidal power. The need for much field research to study its use against South African insects is emphasized.

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