In September of 1962, biologist/zoologist Rachel Carson, published a bestselling book called “Silent Spring”.
The book told people that DDT was dangerous. So they blocked it in poor countries around the world. You know, the stuff being sprayed on the children in these photos while eating lunch and swimming.
In the US we sprayed DDT to kill the mosquitoes that carried malaria, and it worked fantastically. It has also worked for every other wealthy country on Earth. In 1946, the U.S. Public Health Service initiated a campaign to wipe out malaria through the application of DDT to the interior walls of homes. In the first half of 1952, there were only two confirmed cases of malaria contracted within the United States.
For poor countries the numbers are dire. In 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths. Children in Africa miss up…
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