DDT Pollutants Found In Deep Sea Fish, Sediments Off CA Coast; Banned Pesticide Threat To Marine Life, Human Health?

In the 1940s and 1950s, the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles was a dumping ground for the nation’s largest manufacturer of the pesticide DDT – a chemical now known to harm humans and wildlife. Due to the stubborn chemistry of DDT and its toxic breakdown products, this pollution continues to plague L.A.’s coastal waters more than half a century later.

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