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Which of these is a major drawback of the pesticide DDT?


A
Organisms at once develop resistance to it
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B
It is significantly less effective than other pesticides
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C
It’s cost of production is high
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D
It is not easily and rapidly degraded in nature
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The correct option is D It is not easily and rapidly degraded in nature
Pesticide are not easily and rapidly degraded in nature. It is also harmful to the soil if used in excess; and the irritation water containing pesticides like DDT when run-off reaches the water bodies causing poisoning to aqua life and animals which drink water from it.

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