Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pesticide ban boon to bedbugs

Pesticide ban boon to bedbugs

I couldn't have said it better myself:

So if DDT is the all-around best prevention against malaria and other tropical diseases and is also effective against bedbugs, let's bring it back -- if only to test claims that some bedbug resistance to it now exists, or remains. As Driessen also says: "If not for the economy and mental health of Americans afflicted by bedbugs, then do it for Africa's sick, brain-damaged and dying parents and children."

And of course, reason #45932 for replacing the United Nations with something better:

In 2006, the World Health Organization finally acknowledged that DDT is an unrivaled insecticide that ought not be banned. But in 2009, the United Nations Environmental Program nevertheless announced its intention to rid the world of DDT by 2020.

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