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Grew up in India. DDT powder and anti mosquito spray was a must in every home rich or poor When bed bugs `struck' mattresses were put out on the terrace for a sunning and DDT powder was generously sprinkled in the room. The bed bugs did not live to tell the tale. Sure DDT works..more than works..in fact Friends who grew up in Poland and E Europe say the same..its the bed bug killer that `nukes' them out. Why has Canada banned DDT?

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Can DDT kill us?

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