DDT Prevents Cancer
They say DDT is dangerous. All the politically correct folks agree.
And they're as wrong as they can be.
Angry at having cancer and wanting to fix blame for it, Rachel Carson wrote her screed condemning DDT. Through clever marketing and an anything-for-a-headline media corps, Silent Spring got passed off as fact.
DDT doesn't poison anything
But, in fact, DDT doesn't poison anything. Oh, perhaps it's dangerous in huge doses. I mean, even water is fatal in huge doses.
But in everyday use, DDT harms only disease-carrying mosquitoes. It doesn't harm birds. It doesn't harm fish. Also, it doesn't harm people.
All of Ms. Carson's "facts" overlooked the great bulk of the research, study upon study that contradicted what she wanted to say. Most of the research-then and now-proves DDT is safe.
Leukemia and breast cancer
As a matter of fact, it's more than just safe. Animal research found that DDT prevents leukemia and breast cancer. And who knows what else?
Well, besides malaria. How many millions of people have died from malaria because Rachel Carson knowingly wrote a lie, and an irresponsible media made it part of our so-called "truth?"
I guess it comes down to this: Don't believe media reports.
God is good,
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