August 31, 2006

It Only Took Millions More Dead Africans, but Now More People Realize DDT Should be Used!

by @ 11:03 am. Filed under Junk Science, The Truth Shall Set you Free!

I’ve made the case here for DDT to be used in the fight against malaria. It was A-OK to use in America and malaria was done away with here, but once it was needed mainly in just Africa, the environementalists suddenly put trees before man and claimed that maybe a human might be hurt, although they have no such proof. Some cried that mosquitoes will build a resistance to DDT, but they never offered anything better in terms of cost and effectiveness. Well finally, with a trail of millions of dead bodies in that far off land where Liberals want to save trees, but do little to save people, there is finally an effort to use more DDT to fight malaria.

DDT re-emphasized in malaria fight

Insecticide barred in US is embraced in African nations

MAPHUNGWANE, Swaziland — Men in blue coveralls and white surgical masks began their annual trek into the countryside here last week. Methodically, they sprayed one home after another with a chemical most Americans probably thought long ago disappeared from use: DDT.

As villagers looked on, the workers used hand pumps to douse inside and outside walls with a fine mist. It is a yearly effort to repel and kill mosquitoes that carry malaria — a disease that kills more than 1 million people a year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa.

This small kingdom near South Africa is one of just a handful of countries still using the notorious pesticide, banned in the United States in 1972 because of its toxic effect on wildlife.

But now DDT is poised for a big expansion in the developing world.

The influential World Health Organization plans to promote DDT as an inexpensive and effective tool against malaria. And the US government has boosted its budget twenty-fold for malarial insecticide spraying in Africa , to $20 million next year.

Advocates of household spraying say the comparatively minute amounts used in homes pose no known dangers. Any potential risk, they say, is far outweighed by DDT’s potency against malaria, as was seen in the late 1940s and ’50s when it helped eradicate the disease in the United States and other industrialized nations.

Spray on people of the African continent, spray on!

One interesting aspect to note, is that when outside nations pour in money, to help “aid” African countries, it prevents people within those nations from being able to build their own businesses. So that they are better able to help their own people themselves. You know the old saying about teaching a man to fish, versus just handing him the fish, so he remains dependent on you.

Hat tip to Michael Savage.

One Response to “It Only Took Millions More Dead Africans, but Now More People Realize DDT Should be Used!”

  1. Independent Conservative Says:

    World Health Organization Makes Official DDT Endorsement. Now Other Anti-DDT Regulations Must be Removed.

    Well they’ve finally come around and made it official.

    WHO Calls for More DDT Use Vs. Malaria

    The World Health Organization on Friday called on more developing countries, particularly in Africa, to begin spraying the controversial pestic…

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