New York Times, DDT, & Malaria

acshlogomalaria-mosquito“Is the NYTimes Rreverting to the Bad Old Days of DDT Denial?” by American Council on Science and Health.
Over the 51 years since Rachel Carson’s poetic attack on DDT in her “Silent Spring” novel, the chemical pesticide became the poster child for the nascent environmental movement’s inchoate wrath. The victims: millions of African and Asian children and pregnant women who succumbed to malaria in the absence of DDT. (Note: the discoverer of DDT’s potent insecticidal prowess, Dr. Paul Mueller, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery) Read More.

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