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What do you think of this? The World Health Organization approves DDT use to fight malaria World, Sep 15, 2006 - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced September 15 their approval of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, or DDT, for indoors use to fight malaria. DDT had previously been a long-banned insecticide, blamed for killing birds and other wildlife. In 1969, the U.S. National Cancer Institute announced findings that DDT could cause cancer, and a U.S. federal ban was imposed in 1972. However, for about US $5 per house, indoor spraying with DDT is a cost-effective response to malaria, which kills about a million people annually, most of them children under five in parts of Africa and Asia... “The environmental impact associated with spraying insecticides – whether it’s DDT or other insecticides – indoors is minimal, it’s negligible…the science is very clear that there are no harmful human effects,” he said.Source:· World Health Org. clears DDT spraying for malaria, Sep 15, 2006,http://pdmin.coe-dmha.org/apdosr/apdosrnews.cfm?newsid=20630
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