One of the more interesting ways claims like those of Rich Kozlovich can continue to circulate, they are not based on any scientific studies. Had Kozlovich made such claims in a scientific journal, they would have to be retracted. The claims in favor of DDT made at that site are pure hoax, junk science, bogus science, voodoo science (pick your favorite term).
Kids aren’t dying for a lack of pesticides — DDT is still available and cheap in India, China and across Africa. Malaria is a disease, and it can’t be cured in humans by poisoning the environment. Malaria’s spread can’t be stopped until we cure in humans so mosquitoes have no pool of disease to draw from, to spread to the next victim.
- If Kozlovich were right, he wouldn’t need to censor my posts as he usually does (is my comment visible there yet?). [Update 01-07-2011: Kozlovich finally allowed one more comment — but then repeated the out and out lie that DDT does not cause eggshell thinning. Keep this guy away from the Tenderfoot Scouts; he’s no example.]
- Articles on malaria and DDT at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub
- The Pine River statement on DDT and health, from the DDT and health experts, in 2009 — notice the experts don’t share Kozlovich’s rosy view of poisoning insects, birds, fish and people