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After the discovery (1938) and huge commercial and popular success of the insecticide DDT (Figure 1, Nobel Prize for its discoverer Paul Müller in 1948) a number of chemical companies started to develop new pesticide active ingredients. The demand for such chemicals was high: they were inexpensive and highly efficient replacements for earlier labor-intensive crop protection practices. As a result, the number of newly developed pesticides increased continuously and their use spread out to almost all areas of human activities from household crop production to households, forestry, food storage, etc.
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