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DDT

The United Nations' Scientific Fraud against DDT

February 3, 2011 - 17:37 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Roger Bate, Donald Roberts, Richard Tren
Reference: 
Health Policy Outlook, No. 1, January 2011

Through a mix of environmental fervor, self-interest, and disregard for evidence-based policy, United Nations (UN) agencies are misleading the public about DDT--mistakenly claiming it is not needed and can be eliminated globally by 2020.

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DDT contamination from indoor residual spraying for malaria control

April 14, 2010 - 14:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Van Dyk JC, Bouwman H, Barnhoorn IE, Bornman MS.
Reference: 
Sci Total Environ. 2010 Apr 7.

The aims of this study were to determine the levels of DDT contamination, as a result of IRS, in representative homesteads, and to evaluate the possible routes of human exposure.

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Impact of Anti-DDT Campaigns on Malaria Control

March 7, 2010 - 09:54 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Roberts, Donald R.
Reference: 
Outlooks on Pest Management, Volume 21, Number 1, February 2010 , pp. 4-11(8)

Anti-DDT propaganda typically claimed that insecticide caused all manner of harm to human health. Readily embraced and trumpeted by the popular press, the claims, in reality, never satisfied even the most minimal cause-effect criteria. These criteria are discussed in depth.

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Assessment of DDT levels in selected environmental media and biological samples from Mexico and Central America

February 1, 2010 - 10:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
ván N. Pérez-Maldonado, Antonio Trejo, Fernando Díaz-Barriga et al.
Reference: 
Chemosphere Article in Press, Corrected Proof

Taking into account the environmental persistence and the toxicity of DDT, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized a surveillance program in Mesoamerica which included the detection of residual DDT in environmental (soil) and biological samples (fish tissue and children’s blood).

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