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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | WHO backs DDT for malaria control

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed a 30-year policy by endorsing the use of DDT for malaria control.

The chemical is sprayed inside houses to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

DDT has been banned globally for every use except fighting disease because of its environmental impacts and fears for human health.

WHO says there is no health risk, and DDT should rank with bednets and drugs as a tool for combating malaria, which kills more than one million each year.

Knock me down with a feather sense, at last. It is almost as though they have been reading Junkscience.com -- 100 things you should know about DDT

Comments

About bloody time - I wonder how many people have needlessly died because of the banning of DDT by busybodies encouraged by the environmental movement. Mind you there's still climate change to panic about so there's lots of opportunity to do damage by "caring".

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