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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (April 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608443760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608443765
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.4 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,201,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By NickJ on July 10, 2010
It's an indictment of the mainstream media that the environmental movement has been allowed to get away with what amounts to mass murder through the banning of DDT. While I had been aware of the general outline of this travesty, the book covers the history of DDT's use from the 1940's to 1960's to virtually wipe out malaria in countries around the world, and the disgraceful and ongoing campaign by the environmental movement to suppress the use of this lifesaving substance based on pure junk science.

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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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kozlovich on March 6, 2013
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I happen to know Richard Tren and can say without reservation he is a man of integrity. He has been fighting the good fight against malaria for many years and clearly recognizes the need for this life saving product. Every year new "studies" are touted to support claims that DDT should have been banned, such as the Pine River study and the British Journal of Urology article that claimed DDT caused urogentital birth defects in children. These and so many of the issues surrounding green myths regarding DDT are dealt with here. This is a "must read" for those who care about this subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Davis on May 28, 2014
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how DDT actually affects mosquitos, and how Rachel Carson's nonsensical and unscientific Silent Spring got so many things wrong. The banning of DDT is one of the greatest world tragedies of the 20th century. Thankfully, the ban is being lifted, albeit rather slowly.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KR Bannon on January 10, 2014
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Would recommend this book to anyone curious about the history of DDT. Almost everything you "know" about this powder is wrong. The powder (originally discovered accidentally) was intended to be used INSIDE dwellings, where it works to mainly REPEL, not kill malaria bearing mosquitos. A respected but uninformed researcher once suggested that the powder should be applied outdoors to kill insects, leading to great harm and a false view of this massively beneficial substance. If available today, and used properly, millions of humans could be spared from the horrible effects of malaria. Well researched and documented---a must read.
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kaitlyn J Schroeder on January 18, 2014
DDT directly caused bird populations to decline - that is a scientific fact. This book is written by authors that benefit from DDT being bought/sold. I would not recommend this book, any more than I would "The Bell Curve".
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