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DDT samples, 1940s and 1950sDDT samples, 1940s and 1950s

Since the invention of DDT in 1939, the Smithsonian has acquired various samples of this controversial pesticide. Its collections include the first pound of DDT manufactured in the United States as well examples of farm and garden products containing DDT.

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