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The Excellent Powder: DDT's Political and Scientific History Paperback – April 5, 2010
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As the World Health Organization itself said in 1969, "DDT has been the main agent in eradicating malaria... and of having saved at least 2 billion people in the world without causing the loss of a single life by poisoning from DDT alone."
What I hadn't been aware of before is that DDT prevents malaria not by killing mosquitoes, though it can do that, but by repelling them from the insides of homes sprayed with the substance. Mosquitoes can't stand to be anywhere near DDT, and it repels them for 6 months to a year from a single spraying. This effect alone is enough to virtually eliminate malaria, dengue fever, and several other mosquito borne diseases if houses are systematically sprayed.
If you're not aware of this virtually unknown story, you owe it to yourself to come up to speed on this subject - you won't find out about it in the mainstream press. A million people a year are dying unnecessarily and hundreds of millions more are afflicted with debilitating, life threatening diseases so the environmental movement can worship its false gods.
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Excellent, unbiasewd review of the DDT controversy. Provides a clear understanding of the issues, and passions, surrounding this messy controversy. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Wow. Everything you wanted to know about why malaria is still with us. I felt angry and ashamed of the various self-seekers and politicians. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bruce M
I was always suspicious of the claim that it didn't matter that DDT was banned because mosquitoes were becoming resistant to it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J. Kennon Ledbetter
You will find a refreshing truth about a lie that has gone on for far too long. A genuine factual explanation to the junk science and gothic tale that "Silent Spring" was based... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Chris Larken