In an effort to combat widespread malaria, the nations of Uganda and Tanzania recently lifted their bans on the use of DDT indoors. While this has angered some in Europe, such actions were necessary to protect human health, according to Paul Driessen of the Congress on Racial Equality: Comments Dreissen: “Sprayed just once or twice a year on the eaves or inside walls of homes, DDT keeps 99% of mosquitos from even entering. It irritates those that do come in so they rarely bite, and kills any that land. No other chemical at any price does that. African countries that used DDT this way cut malaria rates by 75% in two years. DDT saves lives.”

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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.