Monday, April 12, 2004

Malaria and DDT, reconsidered

"What the World Needs Now is DDT," by Tina Rosenberg in Sunday's NY Times Magazine.
The paradox is that sprayed in tiny quantities inside houses -- the only way anyone proposes to use it today -- DDT is most likely not harmful to people or the environment. Certainly, the possible harm from DDT is vastly outweighed by its ability to save children's lives.
Now I wished I'd quoted, or summarized, more from the LA Times' article on the same subject, to which I linked last year, so I could compare the viewpoints.

Via dangerousmeta!, who finds his opinion shifting and who is open to controlled, careful use of DDT.

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