Mea Culpa…


Mea Culpa…

I commented a couple of weeks ago about unintended consequences and used the “banning” of DDT as an example. As much as you believe that I am never wrong, in this case I may have overstated the case. Or maybe not.


It has been pointed out that first of all, DDT wasn’t actually “banned” in many countries and has been used to keep mosquitoes at bay. However overuse may have led to DDT resistant mosquitoes, thus causing other issues.


In researching the “facts” about DDT, I find that its not quite as simple as I led you to believe. If you like, you can do some quick research here and here and here


As you can see, there is a lot of differing information, and it’s not easy to sort out.





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