DDT is the world’s most successful public health insecticide. Millions upon millions of lives have been saved from preventable, insect-borne diseases thanks to this almost magical white powder. Yet despite decades of use and thousands of studies, DDT is also profoundly misunderstood. Few recognize the way in which DDT actually functions to protect people from diseases such as malaria. Thanks to orchestrated and well-financed campaigns against this insecticide and without scientific justification, it was banned from most countries. Thanks to these campaigns, many myths and even more fears surround DDT.
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About the Authors

Donald R. Roberts has had two careers. He completed a career as an Army medical entomologist in 1987 and then retired as an academician researcher from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2007. Don received his doctoral degree in 1973 from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas.
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Excerpt from the Book

Modern medicine continues to deliver on its promise of conquest over infectious diseases, yet old infectious diseases continue to rebound and expand in the poorer countries of the world. In our medical arsenal, we have the tools to identify and prevent threats and to treat many health problems we fail to prevent. Read more

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