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DDT Research Article On September 15 th Betsy McKay of The Wall Street Journal, published an article about the World Health Organization’s (WHO) announcement to encourage the use of dichloro- diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) to combat malaria. Research from the United Nations public- health agency have supported spraying small amounts of DDT on walls inside homes, in areas with high risk to malaria. This is substantial news because DDT is prohibited throughout many parts of the world. Many environmentalists have made a correlation between DDT and cancer, along with disruptions of the endocrine system, and are outraged with WHO’s support for using DDT. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that is and is estimated to infect around 500 million people a year, killing over a million, most often in sub-Saharan Africa. Many donors and organizations that fund fighting malaria are hesitant to buy such a controversial chemical that posses such a risk. The fear in spraying DDT is that it would increase health risk and not have
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