DDT chronicles: 300+ reasons to ban DDT

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

Here’s a list of 300+ things you should know about DDT that Steven Milloy and the “Competitive Enterprise” Institute want to hide from you. Rather than bullet points, these are the actual articles from this blog and from original sources, featuring links to even more information.

These are the facts, the history, science and law that demonstrate Rachel Carson was correct in Silent Spring; that DDT was never banned from fighting malaria (though it was banned from crop use in the U.S.). These are the facts, that despite difficulties caused by DDT’s failure as a miracle pesticide against malaria-carrying mosquitoes, malaria infections and deaths dropped and plunged continuously, from 1972 and the U.S. ban on DDT on crops, to today.

At peak DDT use, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated malaria deaths world wide at 5 million per year, declining to about 4 million per year by 1963. 500 million people were infected with malaria every year — a half billion, or 17% of the entire world population at that time.  WHO conducted an ambitious malaria-eradication campaign starting in 1955.  It was based on the ability to temporarily knock down mosquito populations, with DDT sprayed on the walls of homes of people in malaria-endemic areas.  But in 1963, when the campaign moved to central Africa, WHO workers discovered mosquitoes there had developed resistance and immunity to DDT due to use in agriculture and pest control.  Without a pesticide to give a recess from infection spread, WHO had to end the program.  Workers had stopped nation-wide campaigns by 1965, and WHO’s World Health Assembly officially abandoned the campaign in 1969.

Despite that campaign’s end, malaria continued to decline.  By 1972, when the U.S. banned DDT on crops and sent all DDT produced to fight vector-borne diseases, the death toll dropped to just over 3 million per year. By 1985, just over 1.5 million deaths were counted annually.  But then malaria parasites themselves — tiny animals — developed resistance to the pharmaceuticals used to cure the disease in humans. For the next decade, malaria infections rose modestly in some places.

New pharmaceutical regimens, and renewed vigor in prevention campaigns, kicked in about 1999. Since then malaria deaths have fallen, from over a million per year to fewer than 500,000 per year.  Total infections dropped to 212 million per year — a 60% reduction since WHO ended the eradication campaign.

Promising and encouraging progress against malaria spurs talk once again of eradication of the disease.  But there is still much work to do, and very thorny problems to solve — like drug-resistant malaria, and pesticide resistant mosquitoes.

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Please,  Dear Reader, Dear Researcher, Dear Policy Maker, check out the several outstanding resources from other publications that I have listed at the bottom of this list, below the “Gordo” cartoon.  Those sources boil down much of the best information here, and they write it better than I do.

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

    1. World Malaria Report 2018: Quick blueprint for action, no standing still, December 27, 2018
    2. World Malaria Report 2018, world looks away as malaria bounces back, December 7, 2018
    3. Ban of DDT did not cause a rise of malaria, or malaria deaths October 23, 2018
    4. Annals of DDT: When they sprayed DDT from airplanes to stop polio, August 10, 2018
    5. Historic Deltoid, Indur Goklany on DDT, corrections from Tim Lambert, April 10, 2018
    6. DDT has become harmless to mosquitoes today, March 29, 2018
    7. Rachel Carson’s environmental writings collected by Library of  America, March 27, 2018
    8. Rachel Carson warned us; you thought it was just DDT? March 21, 2018
    9. Sri Lanka declared malaria-free, without DDT, March 6, 2018
    10. Bad news from World Malaria Report 2017: Malaria fight stalled, December 20, 2017
      Cover of World Malaria Report 2017. The fight against malaria is at a crossroads, WHO reports.

      Cover of World Malaria Report 2017. The fight against malaria is at a crossroads, WHO reports.

    11. Map showing decline in DDT use, 2000-2014, September 22, 2017
    12. Annals of DDT: Eagles return to Buffalo, New York, in a big way, July 27, 2017
    13. Mozambique uses 4 million mosquito nets in turn from pesticide, in war on malaria, June 20, 2017
    14. Malaria uptick in Botswana: No, more DDT can’t help, March 28, 2017
    15. Brazil’s Yellow Fever outbreak: Medical stuff we should know, from NAIAD, March 9, 2017
    16. Disney showed how to beat malaria in the Americas, without DDT, February 26, 2017
    17. Suicide with DDT: DDT can kill humans, February 13, 2017
    18. No, Rachel Carson did not cause an increase in malaria; bonus film to PBS American Experience “Rachel Carson,” February 7, 2017
    19. Fact sheet for World Malaria Report 2016, December 16, 2016
    20. Good news, or great challenge? U.S. could help eliminate malaria, December 13, 2016
    21. WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 shows great progress, but funding slowdown hurts the fight against malaria, December 13, 2016
    22. DDT FAIL: Mosquito-borne diseases deplete medical care in DDT’s world capital, September 15, 2016
    23. Men who can help us fight mosquitoes in the post-DDT world! June 23, 2016
    24. Quote of the moment: DDT ban justified, Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey, June 20, 2016
    25. DDT use declined to just 10 nations in 2015; gone by 2020, April 13, 2016
    26. Spark ignited a fire that became an environmental alarm, Silent Spring, February 3, 2016
    27. Report that malaria and DDT hoaxsters hope you never see, January 21, 2016 (World Malaria Report 2015)
    28. India, world’s last DDT maker and heaviest user, plans to stop, August 29, 2015
    29. Christmas Bird Count issue: Eagles did not prosper during the ‘time of DDT,’ August 26, 2015
    30. Malaria No More notes milestone: Malaria at all-time low, August 20, 2015
    31. Malaria Twitterstorm, summer of 2015, August 18, 2015
    32. India, world’s top DDT user, socked with malaria increase, July 22, 2015
    33. EPA’s history of the cancellation of the pesticide registration of DDT, July 21, 2015
    34. Hoax victims afraid to discuss their misplaced DDT & malaria anger . . . , July 20, 2015
    35. I get e-mail: Nothing But Nets needs your help with Congress, to fight malaria, May 26, 2015
    36. Letter to IVCC: Please correct history of DDT, May 25, 2015
    37. WHO’s malaria fact sheet, April 2015 edition, May 17, 2015
    38. Do something to fight malaria today: April 25, 2015, is World Malaria Day, April 25, 2015
    39. Good news: Malaria deaths cut by half in last 15 years, March 20, 2015
    40. Rachel Carson sketch, March 4, 2015
    41. How is DDT used to fight malaria? February 20, 2015
    42. Malaria fight 2015, February 20, 2015
    43. Bill Gates agrees, we can eradicate malaria in a generation, January 9, 2015
    44. Want to do a good turn? Nothing But Nets needs you to save a kid from malaria. It’s cheap, December 30,2014
    45. World Malaria Report 2014: Dramatic progress, no call for DDT, December 9, 2014
    46. November is National Malaria Awareness Month in the Philippines, November 9, 2014
    47. Oh, look:  EPA ordered DDT to be used to fight malaria in 1972! October 29, 2014
    48. Curing malaria in the USA, 1938, September 26, 2014
    49. UN General Assembly notes progress against malaria, September 16, 2014
    50. Go read “The Enduring Relevance of Rachel Carson,” September 3, 2014
    51. Rachel Carson, Pen Against Poison (State Department bio), August 4, 2014
    52. Annals of DDT:  Study implicates DDT in human obesity and diabetes, August 1, 2014
    53. Quiggin:  DDT hoax a Zombie Myth, July 16, 2014
    54. No, DDT was not ‘erroneously’ banned from the world, July 13, 2014
    55. 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
    56. Yes, malaria is still a plague; it’s not Rachel Carson’s fault, and your saying so probably kills kids, May 30, 2014
    57. Rachel Carson star of Google Doodle on her 107th birthday, May 27, 2014
    58. World Malaria Day 2014 – How can you help beat the disease? April 25, 2014
    59. DOI honored Rachel Carson in Women’s History Month, April 6, 2014
    60. Annals of DDT:  Rachel Carson was right, DDT hurts birds, April 6, 2014
    61. Nothing But Nets invites you to join in the fight against malaria for World Malaria Day, April 3, 2014
    62. 2001 press release from NIAID, mosquito genome sequencing project: “DDT was once a powerful tool,” March 24,  2014
    63. World Malaria Report 2013 shows major progress in fight against malaria, calls for sustained financing (but not DDT), March 21, 2014
    64. Ugandan court turned back challenge to DDT use, March 19, 2014
    65. Thank you, Rachel Carson! March 16, 2014
    66. Legacy of DDT abuse, cleaning up old pesticide dumps, February 15,  2014
    67. Texas researchers tease out correlation between DDT exposure and late-onset Alzheimer’s, February 2014
    68. No, Congress did not “overreact” to DDT, October 30, 2013
    69. Perfect autumn walk, Rachel Carson NWR, September 24, 2013
    70. Typewriters of the moment:  Mitford and Carson, two environmental journalists, September 24, 2013
    71. Yes, DDT is deadly to humans, as suicides demonstrate, September 16, 2013
    72. Rachel Carson project won first at National History Day competition, June 19, 2013
    73. Querying the Rachel Carson critics (who turned out the light?), June 19, 2013
    74. Quote of the moment:  Rachel Carson, on why her nature writing sounds so much like poetry, June 14, 2013
    75. Why it’s important to have accurate science and history on the internet:  Don’t lie to kids about DDT, June 6, 2013
    76. Resources for World Malaria Day 2013, April 25, 2013
    77. Rachel Carson/DDT hoaxing from the Ayn Rand Institute, April 21, 2013
    78. Perpetuating Crichton’s version of the DDT hoax, April 16, 2013
    79. Eagles! We reduced DDT, and the eagles recovered, January 28, 2013
    80. Passing the 200 mark on Rachel Carson, DDT and malaria, January 13, 2013
    81. World Malaria Report 2012: Malaria still declining, but more resources needed fast, January 4, 2013
    82. Split in the environmental movement? No, facts still matter, December 21, 2012
    83. Longevity of DDT, in pictures, December 16, 2012
    84. Still no ban on DDT:  Treaty monitors allow DDT use to continue, December 16, 2012
    85. 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.

    86. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring at 50:  A catalog of tributes, December 11, 2012
    87. Rachel Carson biography, On a Farther Shore, one of the best books of 2012, December 4, 2012
    88. 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)

    89. Laissez Faire Today, lazy and unfair as yesterday, on issues of DDT and malaria, September 25, 2012 (corrections to Henry I. Miller’s Forbes dysinformation piece)
    90. Labor Day Bathtub Reading, Part 2, September 6, 2012
    91. Vote in Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest winning photographs, July 18, 2012
    92. Meanwhile, back in reality, Superfund cleanup of Torrance DDT site continues, July 11, 2012
    93. Silent Spring’s 50th anniversary:  Birds sing, air is cleaner, water is cleaner, June 16, 2012
    94. Rachel Carson’s Birthday, May 28, 2012
    95. Annals of DDT:  Pesticide starred in 1944 Army film, April 5, 2012
    96. Annals of DDT:  Canada’s Earth Tones on the harms of DDT, March 25, 2012
    97. Rachel Carson in history:  Great post at Pop History Dig, February 22, 2012
    98. Say What?  India only now figures out that DDT kills birds? January 17, 2012
    99. DDT News:  Ethio Sun reports “Ethiopia and Botswana in banned DDT deal, January 12, 2012
    100. More misunderstanding of the case against DDT, December 21, 2011
    101. Annals of DDT:  No DDT produces benefits in Thunder Bay, Ontario, December 4, 2011
    102. Art historians do better than conservatives on the history of DDT, November 21, 2011
    103. Find the nerd loop – science education and communication for a troubled and troubling world, October 14, 2011
    104. Burt Folsom’s blog distorts history of DDT, October 13, 2011
    105. Regulation works, September 21, 2011
    106. Sideshow of DDT and malaria, August 23, 2011
    107. Poisoning the children: Study shows mothers give DDT to their children from breastmilk, July 29, 2011
    108. Sowell wrong about DDT and Rachel Carson, May 16, 2011
    109. Heritage Foundation urges that Africa be poisoned, May 7, 2011
    110. Monday is World Malaria Day, watch out for the pro-DDT hoaxes, April 23, 2011
    111. Anecdotal evidence: Malaria spreads to Tanzania highlands, warming climate blamed, April 16, 2011
    112. WHO, DDT and the Persistent Organic Pesticides Treaty:  Historic view from the inside, March 19, 2011
    113. Green Hell?  Milloy slanders Ruckelshaus as “mass murderer, March 10, 2011
    114. Hoaxing Congress:  Claiming DDT as pixie dust, March 9, 2011
    115. “Massive populations of misquotes” said to kill millions, March 5, 2011
    116. Jay Ambrose:  Still wrong about DDT and malaria, February 27, 2011
    117. A fungus to fight malaria?, February 24, 2011
    118. Debunking Junk Science’s hoax “100 Things You Should Know About DDT”: #14, William Ruckelshaus’s bias, February 17, 2011
    119. USAID policy statement on DDT and malaria control, February 16, 2011
    120. No, DDT is not the easy answer to malaria, February 13, 2011
    121. George Clooney’s malaria? DDT didn’t cure it, January 25, 2011
    122. Annals of Hoaxes: American Enterprise Institute sends out hoax backgrounder on DDT and trade barriers, January 25, 2011
    123. Roger Bate’s simple lie about DDT, January 22, 2011
    124. Annals of DDT: 1946 warning of the dangers of DDT, January 6, 2011
    125. Lens incompetence: Watts Up looks through the wrong end of the telescope, December 27, 2010
    126. EPA at 40: Director Jackson claims too much?, December 18, 2010
    127. President’s Malaria Initiative: Plans for FY 2011, December 14, 2010
    128. Mandy Moore Talks Mosquito Nets – ABC News, December 13, 2010
    129. Ducking the quacks on DDT, December 9, 2010
    130. Quote of the moment: 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia orders a review of the safety of DDT
    131. Delingpole: Wrong and bitter on DDT, November 21, 2010
    132. Red State: You’ll hear the banjoes, November 8, 2010
    133. DDT: Zombie ideas of the right-winged and ill-informed, November 9, 2010
    134. DDT or PCB?, November 1, 2010
    135. Lancet special issue on malaria:  No call for more DDT, October 30, 2010
    136. DDT hoaxsters predictably spinning India/malaria deaths story — wrongly, October 28, 2010
    137. Quote of the moment:  Lewis Carroll on Republican politics, climate skeptics, DDT advocates, and creationism, October 26, 2010
    138. Called this one right:  DDT advocates think poison is always the answer, October 25, 2010
    139. Malaria deaths in India under-reported? Bad news for pro-DDT partisans, October 22, 2010
    140. Annals of DDT:  Interior Department compliments Rachel Carson’s research in Silent Spring, October 17, 2010
    141. How evolution makes bedbugs resistant to DDT, October 12, 2010
    142. Annals of DDT: Remembering Rachel Carson, October 8, 2010
    143. “3 billion and counting” — the errors one makes when using Howard Stern as a science advisor, October 7, 2010
    144. Tupper takes up the quill, September 23, 2010
    145. Truth in a fair fight: Eli Rabett explains Gates Foundation’s good work against malaria, September 21, 2010
    146. Still evil and wrong: McIlhinney still leads a cover up of malaria facts, September 20, 2010
    147. DDT can’t fight bedbugs, September 19, 2010
    148. Anthony Watts targets Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, ends up getting scrubbed, September 14, 2010
    149. Annals of DDT:  880,000 died from malaria in 2008, August 26, 2010
    150. Velsicol Chemical vs. Rachel Carson — the lawsuit that didn’t happen, August 23, 2010
    151. DDT and birth defects: South African television asks questions, July 23, 2010
    152. University of Arizona’s “malaria-proof” mosquito, July 15, 2010
    153. Tea Party symbols: Forgetting history and science, July 13, 2010
    154. Another study on human health and DDT: ADHD linked to DDT and other pesticides, July 7, 2010
    155. Africa Fighting Malaria claims to be fighting malaria, July 6, 2010
    156. Annals of DDT: Malawi ponders DDT use against malaria, June 21, 2010
    157. French researchers find link between DDT exposure and Parkinson’s Disease, June 16, 2010
    158. Fighting malaria:  Bednets crucial, June 12, 2010
    159. Does Africa Fighting Malaria actually fight malaria? June 11, 2010 (format fixed in post)   (original post here, with formatting errors, and rather robust comments; see this one for the comments)
    160. A cocktail with gin and DDT?  Slim chance, June 10, 2010
    161. Lorrie Otto, environmental warrior, June 9, 2010
    162. Washington Times felled by DDT poisoning, June 9, 2010
    163. False claims on DDT, June 6, 2010
    164. DDT-style problems remain, June 2, 2010
    165. DDT:  One of the 50 worst inventions, May 30, 2010
    166. Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds, poisoned by DDT, May 24, 2010
    167. Good news: Warming probably won’t expand malaria much, May 19, 2010
    168. Wall Street Journal’s DDT-fueled war on science, May 12, 2010
    169. Quote of the moment:  Jonathan Weiner’s  Pulitzer-winning explanation of mosquitoes’ developing immunity to DDT, April 30, 2010
    170. Decline and fall of the Wall Street Journal — DDT poisoning to blame? April 27, 2010
    171. Strike a blow against malaria, for World Malaria Day, April 25, 2010
    172. World Malaria Day, 2010 – April 25, April 18, 2010
    173. Crank climate science conference, April 10, 2010
    174. Monckton among the Mormons, March 25, 2010
    175. Voice of America on Rachel Carson, March 14, 2010
    176. For sage grouse, not a nickel’s difference between Bush and Obama, March 9, 2010
    177. Libertarians for junk science, February 21, 2010
    178. Joanne Nova can’t stand the heat, February 19, 2010
    179. Monckton lies over the ocean, January 28, 2010
    180. DDT propaganda machine, January 23, 2010
    181. Tonight in Iowa City!  DDT and myth lecture, January 19, 2010
    182. Monckton’s profiteering:  Climate denialists rake in the money, January 19, 2010
    183. Malaria, DDT, and internet myth lecture at University of Iowa, January 19, January 15, 2010
    184. Chris Rock:  Funny, but wrong in his slam of medical science, January 1, 2010
    185. Climate change and DDT:  Monckton’s inconvenient and inaccurate history, December 31, 2009
    186. Chet Raymo on devils and angels of our own creation, December 26, 2009
    187. The curse of “Not Evil, Just Wrong” — still evil and wrong, December 10, 2009
    188. Mau-mauing the gullibles, Sirkin on DDT (again), November 26, 2009
    189. Stealth malaria promotion in favoring DDT over brown pelicans, November 14, 2009
    190. Quote of the moment:  DDT causing bedbug problems, Malcolm Gladwell, October 24, 2009 
    191. “Not Evil, Just Wrong” opens to thunderous silence, October 24, 2009
    192. Monckton lies again (and again, and again, and again, and again . . .)! The continuing saga of a practicer of fictional science, October 18, 2009
    193. Monckton will lie about anything, October 10, 2009
    194. Nobody called for DDT to fight West Nile? September 28, 2009
    195. New junk science movie:  “Not Evil, Just Wrong, August 16, 2009
    196. Straight talk:  Berenbaum on DDT and malaria, August 12, 2009
    197. Bated breath, bated brains, bated sense and DDT, July 11, 2009
    198. Watts Up censors dissents on claims of climate report censorship, June 27, 2009
    199. For science, Bing loses badly to Google, not safe for school kids?  June 24, 2009
    200. Wool ripped from this bloggers eyes, June 23, 2009
    201. Encore post:  Rebutting junk Science, “100 Things to Know About DDT” point #6, June 22, 2009 (National Academy of Sciences recommendation)
    202. $36 million to clean up DDT mess, June 12, 2009
    203. Crankery under the microscope:  Denialism as pathology, June 10, 2009
    204. Bathtub reading on a warm June Sunday, June 7, 2009
    205. Should the best high school students read Rachel Carson? May 31, 2009
    206. Bednets save lives, fighting malaria without DDT, May 25, 2009 
    207. Heartland on bedbugs: DDT stupidity, all the way to 11, May 25, 2009
    208. Eradicate malaria — here’s how, May 24, 2009
    209. Cartoons: Bill Mauldin on DDT, May 16, 2009
    210. History: May 15, 1963, President’s council vindicates Rachel Carson, warns of pesticide dangers, (May 15, 2009)
    211. Alma conference on DDT and health calls for DDT phase-out, May 5, 2009 (Pine River Statement)
    212. Applying evolution theory to defeat malaria, May 3, 2009
    213. World Malaria Day brings out the DDT-poisoned claims — beware the ill-informed critics, April 26, 2009
    214. Polluted waters near your home, six-legged frogs, and you, April 19, 2009
    215. Rachel Carson’s critics:  No shame, no morals, no brains, April 18, 2009
    216. DDT nutcases, April 11, 2009
    217. Population bombs, April 10, 2009
    218. Little anti-green devils, April 2, 2009
    219. Rachel Carson honored, explained, in new movie, March 22, 2009
    220. Eating DDT: Where did it get them? March 8, 2009
    221. National History Day film on DDT, March 8, 2009
    222. One more round for award-winning DDT poster – but where? February 15, 2009
    223. DDT ain’t pixie dust; we can’t poison Africa to health, February 7, 2009
    224. Suicide attempt with DDT, January 31, 2009
    225. I get e-mail from DDT cranks . . ., January 3, 2009
    226. DDT falsehoods, taken as an article of faith, December 31, 2008
    227. Good Interred With Their Bones Dept.: Michael Crichton, November 24, 2008
    228. Beating malaria without DDT, November 3, 2008
    229. Malaria/DDT Carnival addendum, October 11, 2008
    230. Carnival of Fighting Malaria (and DDT), October 8, 2008
    231. DDT results disappointing in Uganda, October 3, 2008
    232. John Stossel: Wrong again, on DDT, September 17, 2008
    233. An account of bioaccumulation of pesticides — dangers of DDT explained, August 14, 2008
    234. African nations back off of limited DDT use, August 7, 2008
    235. DDT poisoning spreads: Critics Kling to their favorite untruths, August 4, 2008
    236. Wordless Wednesday: DDT, Santa Monica, 1940s, July 16, 2008
    237. News from Uganda? DDT, cotton, misreporting, July 13, 2008
    238. Instapundit screws up again (Uganda, cotton, DDT), July 5, 2008
    239. USAID allows DDT use in Africa, June 25, 2008
    240. Mosquitoes eat DDT, and here’s how, June 18, 2008
    241. Friends of Rachel Carson win a quiet victory, June 13, 2008 (Congress approves naming Post Office)
    242. Alma conference statement pending:  ‘Don’t ease DDT restrictions,’ June 11, 2008
    243. Meanwhile, back at the DDT manufacturing plant . . ., June 9, 2008 [India DDT plant]

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      From “Meanwhile, back at the DDT manufacturing plant . . .”: From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 22, Dated June 07, 2008: Toxic shock – Lakshmi Kutty lives close to the factory. She has cancer in one of her eyes, which the doctors say might be due to overexposure to DDT. Photos:AK Varun

    244. DDT opposition in Uganda: Business, not environmentalists, June 3, 2008
    245. DDT for bedbugs: Waste of mental space, May 17, 2008
    246. DDT blast from the past: 1951, May 16, 2008
    247. Business, no environmentalists, oppose DDT in Africa, May 16, 2008
    248. DDT linked to testicular cancers in next generation, May 2, 2008
    249. World malaria politics, every day, April 26, 2008
    250. How DDT could work in aggressive breast cancers, April 18, 2008
    251. Bedbugs, DDT, April 13, 2008
    252. Cocoa buyers stand against DDT use in Uganda, April 1, 2008
    253. DDT and other poisons in the Great Lakes, March 30, 2008
    254. Don’t look now: Businesses ask Uganda to block DDT spraying, March 27, 2008
    255. War on science:  CDC publishes suppressed study, March 15, 2008
    256. A Buddhist perspective on DDT, March 13, 2008
    257. DDT conference: Safe or not? Who will report? March 12, 2008
    258. DDT and health effects on children, February 25, 2008
    259. Gresham’s Law: DDT disinformation crowds out facts, February 18, 2008
    260. Dangerous anti-science, bigoted ignorance, February 16, 2008
    261. Epidemiologists sign on to Alma DDT conference, February 16, 2008
    262. March 14, 2008 conference on ddt and health, February 1, 2008
    263. Uganda to start DDT use; funding delayed program start, January 19, 2008
    264. Uganda health ministry slows use of DDT against malaria, December 26, 2007
    265. Eagle recovery still on, since DDT halt, December 26, 2007
    266. ‘Twas DDT nearly killed the beast, December 20, 2007
    267. More DDT poisoning, December 20, 2007
    268. DDT no silver bullet; environmentalists, medical care not monsters, December 13, 2007
    269. How to tell if someone is wrong about DDT and Rachel Carson, December 12, 2007
    270. Benefits offset by infant deaths? DDT no panacea, December 10, 2007
    271. Peregrine falcons — ’100 things about DDT #77′, December 8, 2007
    272. Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute: “Don’t do this,” November 29, 2007
    273. DDT works! (When used carefully, in IVM, and sparingly), November 20, 2007
    274. Another carnival of DDT, November 18, 2007
    275. Praying to DDT for a miracle that DDT cannot work, November 11, 2007
    276. 100 things about DDT:  Dissecting #10, November 8, 2007
    277. Michael Crichton hysterical for DDT, October 28, 2007
    278. Reason makes progress in malaria/DDT discussions, October 28, 2007
    279. Fighting malaria in Cameroon, October 23, 2007
    280. West Nile virus: No call for DDT, October 8, 2007
    281. Carnival of DDT, October 3, 2007
    282. Endocrine disruptors, such as DDT, September 27, 2007
    283. Politics and DDT, September 23, 2007
    284. Breastfeeding still recommended, despite DDT contamination, September 23, 2007
    285. West Nile 2007:  DDT not needed, September 21, 2007
    286. DDT damages plants, too? September 20, 2007
    287. DDT Snake Oil Salesman of the Month of August 2007, [Steven Milloy], September 17, 2007
    288. River blindness “curse” lifted, September 17, 2007
    289. Using snake oil to lubricate jaws, September 15, 2007
    290. DDT as snake oil, September 15, 2007
    291. Rachel Carson and DDT “ban” save millions of lives, August 27, 2007
    292. Instapundit supports pollution, but with a smile, August 23, 2007
    293. How malaria is really treated, August 22, 2007
    294. How to fight malaria, Kenya’s example, August 17, 2007
    295. DDT poisoning at the Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2007
    296. DDT disruption of hormone activities, August 12, 2007
    297. [Annals of DDT] Original documents:  Long history of DDT trouble, from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  August 12, 2007
    298. Fisking “Junk Science’s” campaign for DDT:  Point #6, August 9, 2007
    299. Brainwashing for politics and profit: Global warming denial, August 5, 2007
    300. Accuracy, a good bias (DDT, again), August 4, 2007 [adventures of Jay Ambrose]
    301. Uganda expands controlled DDT use, July 30, 2007
    302. DDT out, eagles back, in Michigan Upper Peninsula, July 30, 2007
    303. Spreading miasma on malaria, July 23, 2007
    304. Collateral damage from magic bullets, July 22, 2007
    305. Not reading for comprehension: Glenn Reynolds, National Geographic and DDT, July 17, 2007
    306. Cancer and DDT: Current information, July 13, 2007
    307. Update: War against science and Rachel Carson, July 11, 2007
    308. DDT: The problems the WHO/Rachel Carson critics don’t want you to know, July 10, 2007
    309. Nutshell: The case against the critics of Rachel Carson, July 9, 2007
    310. Quote of the moment: Rachel Carson on fish kills, July 9, 2007
    311. Another reason why DDT damages mosquito control: Bats, July 9, 2007
    312. Inexplicable insanity about DDT and Rachel Carson, July 3, 2007
    313. Fisking “Junk Science” and “100 things you should know about DDT”: A new project, June 29, 2007 (points 17, 18 & 19)
    314. Cold, Clear and Deadly, June 28, 2007 (book on DDT in the Great Lakes)
    315. Didn’t know insanity is contagious: Sen. Tom Coburn, June 27, 2007
    316. Fisking “Junk Science’s” campaign for the poison DDT, against Rachel Carson, Point #8, June 27, 2007
    317. Rachel Carson’s honor defended, June 25, 2007 (Bug Girl comes to the defense)
    318. Rachel Carson’s friends chime in, June 19, 2007 (Blog post by the late “Mortart” (Mort Reichek), who knew her when)
    319. Setting the record straight on Rachel Carson, malaria, and DDT, June 19, 2007
    320. War on science: Spinning DDT, slandering the dead, May 17, 2007
    321. GOP War on Science victim:  Rachel Carson, May 15, 2007
    322. 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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