Wednesday, December 28, 2005

More DDT is Requested to Fight Malaria in Africa

More DDT is Desired in Remote Spots of Africa

The Editors

Scientific American

December 2005

Remember in 1972 when due to Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" DDT was banned in America due to the fact that we feared that DDT would damage the genes in some animals and kill off some strains of insects?

Enter South Africa with its' dire situation of so much malaria and not enough weapons to fight it. In the Sahara of Africa, Africans would like America and Europe and other developing nations to donate DDT and to allow the spraying of it in responsible ways.

What do you make of this?


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sazzylilsmartazz said...


HIGHLIGHTS: Exposure to DDT, DDE, and DDD occurs mostly from eating foods containing small amounts of these compounds, particularly meat, fish and poultry. High levels of DDT can affect the nervous system causing excitability, tremors and seizures. In women, DDE can cause a reduction in the duration of lactation and an increased chance of having a premature baby. DDT, DDE, and DDD have been found in at least 441 of the 1,613 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).