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National Situation Regarding DDT
1. Brief country profile

DDT-related Activity
Reported status Comments
DDT is produced
No1 DDT was produced in Brazil from 1962 to 1982. Total production is estimated at 73.481 t. In 2000, Brazil produced 209 t of dicofol.3
DDT is actually used in Disease Vector Control (i.e. IRS)
No1 Reported organochlorine insecticide (assumed DDT) use for malaria control was 362 t in 1993 and 369 t in 1995.
No reported use of DDT for 1994 or from 1996-2005. 6.3
DDT is imported
No1 31.130 t were imported between 1962 and 1975 and a further 3.200 t were purchased between 1989 and 1991 and 111 t in 2000 and 7 t in 2001.3 
DDT is exported
Purchase/Use is regulated
Yes1 In 1985 DDT was banned for agricultural use.3

In 1998 for public health use.1,3

DDT is prohibited for production, trade and use.3

DDT alternatives are used

Chemical and Environmental Control.1

Starting in 1995 (the last year of reported DDT use) Brazil increased markedly its use of organophosphate (avg annual use from 1998-2005: 60.935 kg) and pyrethroid (avg annual use from 1995-2005: 356.000 kg) for disease-vector control.6.3

Has a national vector control policy
IVM strategy is implemented
Hold usable stocks of DDT
No1 In 1997, all DDT obsolete stocks were incinerated.1

There are only DDT contaminated sites.3

Case Studies on DDT exist?

2. Country data sources

1 DDT Questionnaire (reporting period: 2003-2005)
3 GEF-funded NIP Projects
 6 WHOPES Global Insecticide Use for Vector-Borne Disease Control (Report 2004)
6.3 WHOPES Global Insecticide Use for Vector-Borne Disease Control - 3rd edition (2007)

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