DDT chronicles at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub – 250+ reasons to ban DDT

“100 things you should know about DDT?”  Oh, hell. That’s nothing.

250+ things about DDT that Steven Milloy and the “Competitive Enterprise” Institute want to hide from you.

250+ essays and articles at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub relating to DDT, in reverse chronological order (note this list is not complete; for more articles, use the “search” feature and look for DDT and/or malaria in posts on this blog):

  1. Rachel Carson, Pen Against Poison (State Department bio), August 4, 2014
  2. Annals of DDT:  Study implicates DDT in human obesity and diabetes, August 1, 2014
  3. Quiggin:  DDT hoax a Zombie Myth, July 16, 2014
  4. No, DDT was not ‘erroneously’ banned from the world, July 13, 2014
  5. Does “Twitchy” really just mean “knee jerk?” Correcting the record, deflecting the hoaxes, propaganda and Mau-Mauing about Rachel Carson and DDT, June 1, 2014
  6. Yes, malaria is still a plague; it’s not Rachel Carson’s fault, and your saying so probably kills kids, May 30, 2014
  7. Rachel Carson star of Google Doodle on her 107th birthday, May 27, 2014
  8. World Malaria Day 2014 – How can you help beat the disease? April 25, 2014
  9. DOI honored Rachel Carson in Women’s History Month, April 6, 2014
  10. Annals of DDT:  Rachel Carson was right, DDT hurts birds, April 6, 2014
  11. Nothing But Nets invites you to join in the fight against malaria for World Malaria Day, April 3, 2014
  12. 2001 press release from NIAID, mosquito genome sequencing project: “DDT was once a powerful tool,” March 24,  2014
  13. World Malaria Report 2013 shows major progress in fight against malaria, calls for sustained financing (but not DDT), March 21, 2014
  14. Ugandan court turned back challenge to DDT use, March 19, 2014
  15. Thank you, Rachel Carson! March 16, 2014
  16. Legacy of DDT abuse, cleaning up old pesticide dumps, February 15,  2014
  17. Texas researchers tease out correlation between DDT exposure and late-onset Alzheimer’s, February 2014
  18. No, Congress did not “overreact” to DDT, October 30, 2013
  19. Perfect autumn walk, Rachel Carson NWR, September 24, 2013
  20. Typewriters of the moment:  Mitford and Carson, two environmental journalists, September 24, 2013
  21. Yes, DDT is deadly to humans, as suicides demonstrate, September 16, 2013
  22. Rachel Carson project won first at National History Day competition, June 19, 2013
  23. Querying the Rachel Carson critics (who turned out the light?), June 19, 2013
  24. Quote of the moment:  Rachel Carson, on why her nature writing sounds so much like poetry, June 14, 2013
  25. Why it’s important to have accurate science and history on the internet:  Don’t lie to kids about DDT, June 6, 2013
  26. Resources for World Malaria Day 2013, April 25, 2013
  27. Rachel Carson/DDT hoaxing from the Ayn Rand Institute, April 21, 2013
  28. Perpetuating Crichton’s version of the DDT hoax, April 16, 2013
  29. Eagles! We reduced DDT, and the eagles recovered, January 28, 2013
  30. Passing the 200 mark on Rachel Carson, DDT and malaria, January 13, 2013
  31. World Malaria Report 2012: Malaria still declining, but more resources needed fast, January 4, 2013
  32. Split in the environmental movement? No, facts still matter, December 21, 2012
  33. Longevity of DDT, in pictures, December 16, 2012
  34. Still no ban on DDT:  Treaty monitors allow DDT use to continue, December 16, 2012
  35. Use of Pesticides:  Report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee, May 15, 1963, December 12, 2012; This is the full text of the long-unavailable report of some of the nation’s top biologists, entomologists, and chemists, to President Kennedy.  In late 1962, Kennedy asked the President’s Science Advisory Committee to check out
    English: Rachel Carson, author of Silent Sprin...

    Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Official photo as FWS employee. c. 1940. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Carson’s book for accuracy.  In their report, the scientists vindicated Carson’s citations of science; though they off-handedly criticized her non-scientific writing style, they also recommended much quicker action against DDT than Carson had dared to suggest.  This report established that Carson was accurate, and that the science she cited was solid.  Both points are still valid today.

  36. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring at 50:  A catalog of tributes, December 11, 2012
  37. Rachel Carson biography, On a Farther Shore, one of the best books of 2012, December 4, 2012
  38. Doubt, about the science of tobacco consumption, DDT, and global warming, October 6, 2012

    Photo taken at Rachel Carson's 100th Birthday ...

    Photo taken at Rachel Carson’s 100th Birthday celebration at Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, PA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  39. Laissez Faire Today, lazy and unfair as yesterday, on issues of DDT and malaria, September 25, 2012
  40. Labor Day Bathtub Reading, Part 2, September 6, 2012
  41. Vote in Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest winning photographs, July 18, 2012
  42. Meanwhile, back in reality, Superfund cleanup of Torrance DDT site continues, July 11, 2012
  43. Silent Spring’s 50th anniversary:  Birds sing, air is cleaner, water is cleaner, June 16, 2012
  44. Rachel Carson’s Birthday, May 28, 2012
  45. Annals of DDT:  Pesticide starred in 1944 Army film, April 5, 2012
  46. Annals of DDT:  Canada’s Earth Tones on the harms of DDT, March 25, 2012
  47. Rachel Carson in history:  Great post at Pop History Dig, February 22, 2012
  48. Say What?  India only now figures out that DDT kills birds? January 17, 2012
  49. DDT News:  Ethio Sun reports “Ethiopia and Botswana in banned DDT deal, January 12, 2012
  50. More misunderstanding of the case against DDT, December 21, 2011
  51. Annals of DDT:  No DDT produces benefits in Thunder Bay, Ontario, December 4, 2011
  52. Art historians do better than conservatives on the history of DDT, November 21, 2011
  53. Find the nerd loop – science education and communication for a troubled and troubling world, October 14, 2011
  54. Burt Folsom’s blog distorts history of DDT, October 13, 2011
  55. Regulation works, September 21, 2011
  56. Sideshow of DDT and malaria, August 23, 2011
  57. Poisoning the children: Study shows mothers give DDT to their children from breastmilk, July 29, 2011
  58. Sowell wrong about DDT and Rachel Carson, May 16, 2011
  59. Heritage Foundation urges that Africa be poisoned, May 7, 2011
  60. Monday is World Malaria Day, watch out for the pro-DDT hoaxes, April 23, 2011
  61. Anecdotal evidence: Malaria spreads to Tanzania highlands, warming climate blamed, April 16, 2011
  62. WHO, DDT and the Persistent Organic Pesticides Treaty:  Historic view from the inside, March 19, 2011
  63. Green Hell?  Milloy slanders Ruckelshaus as “mass murderer, March 10, 2011
  64. Hoaxing Congress:  Claiming DDT as pixie dust, March 9, 2011
  65. “Massive populations of misquotes” said to kill millions, March 5, 2011
  66. Jay Ambrose:  Still wrong about DDT and malaria, February 27, 2011
  67. A fungus to fight malaria?, February 24, 2011
  68. Debunking Junk Science’s hoax “100 Things You Should Know About DDT”: #14, William Ruckelshaus’s bias, February 17, 2011
  69. USAID policy statement on DDT and malaria control, February 16, 2011
  70. No, DDT is not the easy answer to malaria, February 13, 2011
  71. George Clooney’s malaria? DDT didn’t cure it, January 25, 2011
  72. Annals of Hoaxes: American Enterprise Institute sends out hoax backgrounder on DDT and trade barriers, January 25, 2011
  73. Roger Bate’s simple lie about DDT, January 22, 2011
  74. Annals of DDT: 1946 warning of the dangers of DDT, January 6, 2011
  75. Lens incompetence: Watts Up looks through the wrong end of the telescope, December 27, 2010
  76. EPA at 40: Director Jackson claims too much?, December 18, 2010
  77. President’s Malaria Initiative: Plans for FY 2011, December 14, 2010
  78. Mandy Moore Talks Mosquito Nets – ABC News, December 13, 2010
  79. Ducking the quacks on DDT, December 9, 2010
  80. Quote of the moment: 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia orders a review of the safety of DDT
  81. Delingpole: Wrong and bitter on DDT, November 21, 2010
  82. Red State: You’ll hear the banjoes, November 8, 2010
  83. DDT: Zombie ideas of the right-winged and ill-informed, November 9, 2010
  84. DDT or PCB?, November 1, 2010
  85. Lancet special issue on malaria:  No call for more DDT, October 30, 2010
  86. DDT hoaxsters predictably spinning India/malaria deaths story — wrongly, October 28, 2010
  87. Quote of the moment:  Lewis Carroll on Republican politics, climate skeptics, DDT advocates, and creationism, October 26, 2010
  88. Called this one right:  DDT advocates think poison is always the answer, October 25, 2010
  89. Malaria deaths in India under-reported? Bad news for pro-DDT partisans, October 22, 2010
  90. Annals of DDT:  Interior Department compliments Rachel Carson’s research in Silent Spring, October 17, 2010
  91. How evolution makes bedbugs resistant to DDT, October 12, 2010
  92. Annals of DDT: Remembering Rachel Carson, October 8, 2010
  93. “3 billion and counting” — the errors one makes when using Howard Stern as a science advisor, October 7, 2010
  94. Tupper takes up the quill, September 23, 2010
  95. Truth in a fair fight: Eli Rabett explains Gates Foundation’s good work against malaria, September 21, 2010
  96. Still evil and wrong: McIlhinney still leads a cover up of malaria facts, September 20, 2010
  97. DDT can’t fight bedbugs, September 19, 2010
  98. Anthony Watts targets Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, ends up getting scrubbed, September 14, 2010
  99. Annals of DDT:  880,000 died from malaria in 2008, August 26, 2010
  100. Velsicol Chemical vs. Rachel Carson — the lawsuit that didn’t happen, August 23, 2010
  101. DDT and birth defects: South African television asks questions, July 23, 2010
  102. University of Arizona’s “malaria-proof” mosquito, July 15, 2010
  103. Tea Party symbols: Forgetting history and science, July 13, 2010
  104. Another study on human health and DDT: ADHD linked to DDT and other pesticides, July 7, 2010
  105. Africa Fighting Malaria claims to be fighting malaria, July 6, 2010
  106. Annals of DDT: Malawi ponders DDT use against malaria, June 21, 2010
  107. French researchers find link between DDT exposure and Parkinson’s Disease, June 16, 2010
  108. Fighting malaria:  Bednets crucial, June 12, 2010
  109. Does Africa Fighting Malaria actually fight malaria? June 11, 2010
  110. A cocktail with gin and DDT?  Slim chance, June 10, 2010
  111. Lorrie Otto, environmental warrior, June 9, 2010
  112. Washington Times felled by DDT poisoning, June 9, 2010
  113. False claims on DDT, June 6, 2010
  114. DDT-style problems remain, June 2, 2010
  115. DDT:  One of the 50 worst inventions, May 30, 2010
  116. Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds, poisoned by DDT, May 24, 2010
  117. Good news: Warming probably won’t expand malaria much, May 19, 2010
  118. Wall Street Journal’s DDT-fueled war on science, May 12, 2010
  119. Quote of the moment:  Jonathan Weiner’s  Pulitzer-winning explanation of mosquitoes’ developing immunity to DDT, April 30, 2010
  120. Decline and fall of the Wall Street Journal — DDT poisoning to blame? April 27, 2010
  121. Strike a blow against malaria, for World Malaria Day, April 25, 2010
  122. World Malaria Day, 2010 – April 25, April 18, 2010
  123. Crank climate science conference, April 10, 2010
  124. Monckton among the Mormons, March 25, 2010
  125. Voice of America on Rachel Carson, March 14, 2010
  126. For sage grouse, not a nickel’s difference between Bush and Obama, March 9, 2010
  127. Libertarians for junk science, February 21, 2010
  128. Joanne Nova can’t stand the heat, February 19, 2010
  129. Monckton lies over the ocean, January 28, 2010
  130. DDT propaganda machine, January 23, 2010
  131. Tonight in Iowa City!  DDT and myth lecture, January 19, 2010
  132. Monckton’s profiteering:  Climate denialists rake in the money, January 19, 2010
  133. Malaria, DDT, and internet myth lecture at University of Iowa, January 19, January 15, 2010
  134. Chris Rock:  Funny, but wrong in his slam of medical science, January 1, 2010
  135. Climate change and DDT:  Monckton’s inconvenient and inaccurate history, December 31, 2009
  136. Chet Raymo on devils and angels of our own creation, December 26, 2009
  137. The curse of “Not Evil, Just Wrong” — still evil and wrong, December 10, 2009
  138. Mau-mauing the gullibles, Sirkin on DDT (again), November 26, 2009
  139. Stealth malaria promotion in favoring DDT over brown pelicans, November 14, 2009
  140. Quote of the moment:  DDT causing bedbug problems, Malcolm Gladwell, October 24, 2009 
  141. “Not Evil, Just Wrong” opens to thunderous silence, October 24, 2009
  142. Monckton lies again (and again, and again, and again, and again . . .)! The continuing saga of a practicer of fictional science
    October 18, 2009
  143. Monckton will lie about anything, October 10, 2009
  144. Nobody called for DDT to fight West Nile? September 28, 2009
  145. New junk science movie:  “Not Evil, Just Wrong, August 16, 2009
  146. Straight talk:  Berenbaum on DDT and malaria, August 12, 2009
  147. Bated breath, bated brains, bated sense and DDT, July 11, 2009
  148. Watts Up censors dissents on claims of climate report censorship, June 27, 2009
  149. For science, Bing loses badly to Google, not safe for school kids?  June 24, 2009
  150. Wool ripped from this bloggers eyes, June 23, 2009
  151. Encore post:  Rebutting junk Science, “100 Things to Know About DDT” point #6, June 22, 2009
  152. $36 million to clean up DDT mess, June 12, 2009
  153. Crankery under the microscope:  Denialism as pathology, June 10, 2009
  154. Bathtub reading on a warm June Sunday, June 7, 2009
  155. Should the best high school students read Rachel Carson? May 31, 2009
  156. Bednets save lives, fighting malaria without DDT, May 25, 2009 
  157. Heartland on bedbugs: DDT stupidity, all the way to 11, May 25, 2009
  158. Eradicate malaria — here’s how, May 24, 2009
  159. Cartoons: Bill Mauldin on DDT, May 16, 2009
  160. History: May 15, 1963, President’s council vindicates Rachel Carson, warns of pesticide dangers, (May 15, 2009)
  161. Alma conference on DDT and health calls for DDT phase-out, May 5, 2009
  162. Applying evolution theory to defeat malaria, May 3, 2009
  163. World Malaria Day brings out the DDT-poisoned claims — beware the ill-informed critics, April 26, 2009
  164. Polluted waters near your home, six-legged frogs, and you, April 19, 2009
  165. Rachel Carson’s critics:  No shame, no morals, no brains, April 18, 2009
  166. DDT nutcases, April 11, 2009
  167. Population bombs, April 10, 2009
  168. Little anti-green devils, April 2, 2009
  169. Eating DDT: Where did it get them? March 8, 2009
  170. National History Day film on DDT, March 8, 2009
  171. One more round for award-winning DDT poster – but where? February 15, 2009
  172. DDT ain’t pixie dust; we can’t poison Africa to health, February 7, 2009
  173. Suicide attempt with DDT, January 31, 2009
  174. I get e-mail from DDT cranks . . ., January 3, 2009
  175. DDT falsehoods, taken as an article of faith, December 31, 2008
  176. Beating malaria without DDT, November 3, 2008
  177. Malaria/DDT Carnival addendum, October 11, 2008
  178. Carnival of Fighting Malaria (and DDT), October 8, 2008
  179. DDT results disappointing in Uganda, October 3, 2008
  180. John Stossel: Wrong again, on DDT, September 17, 2008
  181. An account of bioaccumulation of pesticides — dangers of DDT explained, August 14, 2008
  182. African nations back off of limited DDT use, August 7, 2008
  183. DDT poisoning spreads: Critics Kling to their favorite untruths, August 4, 2008
  184. Wordless Wednesday: DDT, Santa Monica, 1940s, July 16, 2008
  185. News from Uganda? DDT, cotton, misreporting, July 13, 2008
  186. Instapundit screws up again (Uganda, cotton, DDT), July 5, 2008
  187. USAID allows DDT use in Africa, June 25, 2008
  188. Mosquitoes eat DDT, and here’s how, June 18, 2008
  189. Alma conference statement pending:  ‘Don’t ease DDT restrictions,’ June 11, 2008
  190. Meanwhile, back at the DDT manufacturing plant . . ., June 9, 2008
  191. DDT opposition in Uganda: Business, not environmentalists, June 3, 2008
  192. DDT for bedbugs: Waste of mental space, May 17, 2008
  193. DDT blast from the past: 1951, May 16, 2008
  194. Business, no environmentalists, oppose DDT in Africa, May 16, 2008
  195. DDT linked to testicular cancers in next generation, May 2, 2008
  196. How DDT could work in aggressive breast cancers, April 18, 2008
  197. Bedbugs, DDT, April 13, 2008
  198. Cocoa buyers stand against DDT use in Uganda, April 1, 2008
  199. DDT and other poisons in the Great Lakes, March 30, 2008
  200. Don’t look now: Businesses ask Uganda to block DDT spraying, March 27, 2008
  201. War on science:  CDC publishes suppressed study, March 15, 2008
  202. A Buddhist perspective on DDT, March 13, 2008
  203. DDT conference: Safe or not? Who will report? March 12, 2008
  204. DDT and health effects on children, February 25, 2008
  205. Gresham’s Law: DDT disinformation crowds out facts, February 18, 2008
  206. Dangerous anti-science, bigoted ignorance, February 16, 2008
  207. Epidemiologists sign on to Alma DDT conference, February 16, 2008
  208. March 14, 2008 conference on ddt and health, February 1, 2008
  209. Uganda to start DDT use; funding delayed program start, January 19, 2008
  210. Uganda health ministry slows use of DDT against malaria, December 26, 2007
  211. Eagle recovery still on, since DDT halt, December 26, 2007
  212. ‘Twas DDT nearly killed the beast, December 20, 2007
  213. More DDT poisoning, December 20, 2007
  214. DDT no silver bullet; environmentalists, medical care not monsters, December 13, 2007
  215. How to tell if someone is wrong about DDT and Rachel Carson, December 12, 2007
  216. Benefits offset by infant deaths? DDT no panacea, December 10, 2007
  217. Peregrine falcons — ’100 things about DDT #77′, December 8, 2007
  218. DDT works! (When used carefully, in IVM, and sparingly), November 20, 2007
  219. Another carnival of DDT, November 18, 2007
  220. Praying to DDT for a miracle that DDT cannot work, November 11, 2007
  221. 100 things about DDT:  Dissecting #10, November 8, 2007
  222. Michael Crichton hysterical for DDT, October 28, 2007
  223. Reason makes progress in malaria/DDT discussions, October 28, 2007
  224. Fighting malaria in Cameroon, October 23, 2007
  225. West Nile virus: No call for DDT, October 8, 2007
  226. Carnival of DDT, October 3, 2007
  227. Endocrine disruptors, such as DDT, September 27, 2007
  228. Politics and DDT, September 23, 2007
  229. Breastfeeding still recommended, despite DDT contamination, September 23, 2007
  230. West Nile 2007:  DDT not needed, September 21, 2007
  231. DDT damages plants, too? September 20, 2007
  232. DDT Snake Oil Salesman of the Month of August 2007, [Steven Milloy], September 17, 2007
  233. River blindness “curse” lifted, September 17, 2007
  234. Using snake oil to lubricate jaws, September 15, 2007
  235. DDT as snake oil, September 15, 2007
  236. Rachel Carson and DDT “ban” save millions of lives, August 27, 2007
  237. Instapundit supports pollution, but with a smile, August 23, 2007
  238. How malaria is really treated, August 22, 2007
  239. How to fight malaria, Kenya’s example, August 17, 2007
  240. DDT poisoning at the Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2007
  241. DDT disruption of hormone activities, August 12, 2007
  242. [Annals of DDT] Original documents:  Long history of DDT trouble, from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  August 12, 2007
  243. Fisking “Junk Science’s” campaign for DDT:  Point #6, August 9, 2007
  244. Accuracy, a good bias (DDT, again), August 4, 2007 [adventures of Jay Ambrose]
  245. Uganda expands controlled DDT use, July 30, 2007
  246. DDT out, eagles back, in Michigan Upper Peninsula, July 30, 2007
  247. Spreading miasma on malaria, July 23, 2007
  248. Another reason why DDT damages mosquito control: Bats, July 9, 2007
  249. Inexplicable insanity about DDT and Rachel Carson, July 3, 2007
  250. Setting the record straight on Rachel Carson, malaria, and DDT, June 19, 2007
  251. GOP War on Science victim:  Rachel Carson, May 15, 2007
A Gordo Sunday cartoon marking the passing of ...

A “Gordo” Sunday cartoon marking the passing of Rachel Carson in 1964; by cartoonist Gus Arriola, copyright by Arriola (Fair Use) (Image via Wikipedia)

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