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DDT lives on

DDT lives on

作者:成妖抹  时间:2019-03-07 14:03:00  人气:

Proposals to ban the pesticide DDT by 2007 have been dropped for fear of harming efforts to fight malaria. Instead, countries negotiating to limit persistent organic pollutants agreed in Geneva last week to “achieve elimination over time”, on condition that poor countries get help finding alternatives. Cliff Curtis of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) says combinations of safer insecticides, bed nets and draining of mosquito breeding areas control malaria just as well. But the WWF dropped calls for a ban by 2007, he says,