Washington Post Op/Ed Zings Enviros on DDT


Joining the rising chorus of voices calling for the use of DDT to prevent malaria in the world's poorest countries is Washington Post op/ed columnist Sebastian Mallaby. Reason has long backed the use of DDT in the continuing battle to prevent 500 million cases and at least 1 million deaths from malaria each year. Mallaby justly accuses the environmental movement of "cowardice" on this issue. It's past time for political environmentalists to put aside blind ideology and get out of the way of international groups and agencies that want to use this relatively benign chemical to save millions of lives.