Jun. 6th, 2005

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I've heard people bring up DDT as the one savior for Africa's malaria problem and was having mixed feelings about the whole thing; I've spent some time in (Southern) Africa, and am conflicted.  On the one hand, if it's wrong to use a pesticide here, it's not right to use it somewhere else.  On the other hand, Africa has *so* many problems Right Now, it seems wrong to withhold anything that might help alleviate suffering.

However the Post had an article yesterday that made me feel better about opposing DDT. And here it is, by an entomologist with some experience: If Malaria's the Problem, DDT's Not the Only Answer.

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