Mixture of DDT being prepared and sprayed upon in a village to control diseases in the United states.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:6 min 54 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film about the usage and importance of DDT as a disinfectant in the United States. Men in a lab as they hold DDT (Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane) emulsion concentrate in a jar. Three jars of diesel oil. Swarms of insects and mosquitoes after being treated with DDT. Dead and paralyzed mosquitoes, bed bugs due to spraying of DDT on them. A sample of DDT powder placed along side flour. A man sprays DDT powder. A man breaks lumps of DDT. Man pours diesel in a bucket and mixes DDT powder into it. He pours the solution in a drum. Drum being rolled. Another man prepares a powdered mixture of DDT. He pours DDT in a drum and other ingredients and mix them as he rotates the drum. Malaria control squad members arrive in an abandoned village. They spray the walls of a hut with DDT mixture to prevent malaria, yellow fever and other communicable diseases. Men spray DDT mixture over mattresses, walls and grills.
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