DDT

Vitamin B negates pesticide effects on fertility

Exposure to a common pesticide used to kill mosquitoes can increase the risk of early miscarriage in women, but those who have adequate levels of B vitamins in their bodies stay protected, new research says.

How mosquitoes resist DDT and ITNs revealed

Researchers have found that a single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets).

Scientists crack secret of mosquito resistance to insecticides

Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.

Decades old DDT still being released from world’s oceans

A computer simulation by scientists has revealed that substantial quantities of the pesticide DDT are still being released from the world’s oceans.