DDE
EPA Designation Candidate
EPA Classification Chemical
EPA Levels n/a
Alternative Names none
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1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethylene (DDE) is a breakdown product of DDT, which was used in the past as an insecticide. No information is available on the acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) effects of DDE. Acute, oral exposure to high do

Overview

1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethylene (DDE) is a breakdown product of DDT, which was used in the past as an insecticide. No information is available on the acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) effects of DDE. Acute, oral exposure to high do

Health Effects

Some people who drink water containing this in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.