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Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.  Go on, have another crack at it. In a world frustratingly awash with acronyms, we can at least recognise this one – DDT, that brutally toxic and offensively long-lived organochlorine pesticide used most widely in the 50s and 60s.  Like many new discoveries, DDT was initially embraced with great enthusiasm. Swiss chemist Pauly Mueller […]