What the World Needs Now Is DDT

DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 because of the harm it can cause to the natural environment when it is sprayed in mass quantities over large areas. However, spraying DDT on the walls inside of homes is the most effective way to prevent the spread of malaria in many African countries. Allowing African nations to use DDT for this purpose would save the lives of thousands of children who die each year from malaria.

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