DDT: Politics Over Science

May 26, 2009

“We must take a position based on the science and the data,” said WHO’s malaria chief, Arata Kochi, in 2006. “One of the best tools we have against malaria is indoor residual spraying. Of the dozen or so insecticides WHO has approved as safe for house spraying, the most effective is DDT.” Mr. Kochi was right then, even if other WHO officials are now bowing to pressure to pretend otherwise.

After 25+ years of trying to prove the fraud that was Silent Spring, WHO finally gave up and relented tot he use of DDT. Now they are saying they will work to get a drastic reduction in the use of DDT. Notice the carefully word weasel statement.

So what science is this based on? Show us the science, show us the data. Anyone care to guess guess what is going on here? It’s clear, isn’t it. Since DDT was banned by EPA fiat in 1972 no science involved — This fiat rule came to be after the suit to ban DDT was turned aside, after the court said there was no science that supported the need for banning DDT.

And today, there is still no science. DDT has been proved to be safe, it was used extensively during WWII — GIs used to bath in the stuff, and no one has ever proved harm. Nor have there been anything in nature that was harmed.

“Sadly, WHO’s about-face has nothing to do with science or health and everything to do with bending to the will of well-placed environmentalists,” says Roger Bate of Africa Fighting Malaria. “Bed net manufacturers and sellers of less-effective insecticides also don’t benefit when DDT is employed and therefore oppose it, often behind the scenes.”

More here:

DDT, used the same EPA science that says CO2 is a pollutant … And harmful to what? If Obama says the world is flat, is the world then flat?

If you want more information: Some science readings: J. Gordon Edwards, professor of entomology at San Jose State University in California, has taught biology and entomology there for 43 years. He is a long-time member of the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society and is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences has the list … Enjoy … the annotated list of Rachael Carson lies, or if you wish, the most egregious ‘mistakes’, is here. It takes a bold scientist to stand up to the left’s lies, but fortunately, there are more and more who are not going to sit quietly in the corner while the lies go unanswered.


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