For years it has been argued that the use of DDT will, among other things, harm human health and contaminate food. But now with the spread of malaria rampant in the developing world, many are beginning to take a second look. One such nation is that of Uganda, where researchers at the Makerere University have just finished an extensive study looking into the use of DDT in Western Uganda where it has been sprayed since the 1960s. Their research, which tested earthworms, soils, fish, beef, beans as well as human urine and blood samples, revealed there were no long term, detrimental effects on those who used DDT decades ago. This study provides yet more ammunition for re-employing the use of this beneficial pesticide.

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  • Christina Norman

    Christina Norman serves as the Director of Development for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. She is also responsible for CFACT’s website building, web maintenance, and graphic design. Christina holds a BA from the University of MN-Duluth and is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program. Christina is passionate about the environment and outdoors, particularly our lakes and rivers in Minnesota. She and her husband live in Lake Elmo, and have 3 beautiful children.