DDT chronicles at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub – 230+ reasons to ban DDT

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

200+ 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. DOI honored Rachel Carson in Women’s History Month, April 6, 2014
  2. Annals of DDT:  Rachel Carson was right, DDT hurts birds, April 6, 2014
  3. 2001 press release from NIAID, mosquito genome sequencing project: “DDT was once a powerful tool,” March 24,  2014
  4. World Malaria Report 2013 shows major progress in fight against malaria, calls for sustained financing (but not DDT), March 21, 2014
  5. Ugandan court turned back challenge to DDT use, March 19, 2014
  6. Thank you, Rachel Carson! March 16, 2014
  7. Legacy of DDT abuse, cleaning up old pesticide dumps, February 15,  2014
  8. Texas researchers tease out correlation between DDT exposure and late-onset Alzheimer’s, February 2014
  9. No, Congress did not “overreact” to DDT, October 30, 2013
  10. Perfect autumn walk, Rachel Carson NWR, September 24, 2013
  11. Typewriters of the moment:  Mitford and Carson, two environmental journalists, September 24, 2013
  12. Yes, DDT is deadly to humans, as suicides demonstrate, September 16, 2013
  13. Rachel Carson project won first at National History Day competition, June 19, 2013
  14. Querying the Rachel Carson critics (who turned out the light?), June 19, 2013
  15. Quote of the moment:  Rachel Carson, on why her nature writing sounds so much like poetry, June 14, 2013
  16. Why it’s important to have accurate science and history on the internet:  Don’t lie to kids about DDT, June 6, 2013
  17. Resources for World Malaria Day 2013, April 25, 2013
  18. Rachel Carson/DDT hoaxing from the Ayn Rand Institute, April 21, 2013
  19. Perpetuating Crichton’s version of the DDT hoax, April 16, 2013
  20. Eagles! We reduced DDT, and the eagles recovered, January 28, 2013
  21. Passing the 200 mark on Rachel Carson, DDT and malaria, January 13, 2013
  22. World Malaria Report 2012: Malaria still declining, but more resources needed fast, January 4, 2013
  23. Split in the environmental movement? No, facts still matter, December 21, 2012
  24. Longevity of DDT, in pictures, December 16, 2012
  25. Still no ban on DDT:  Treaty monitors allow DDT use to continue, December 16, 2012
  26. 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.

  27. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring at 50:  A catalog of tributes, December 11, 2012
  28. Rachel Carson biography, On a Farther Shore, one of the best books of 2012, December 4, 2012
  29. 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)

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