DDT Still Useful For Malaria, Other Insect-Borne Disease Control But In Short Supply
AEI: DDT is still useful
Roger Bate, visiting scholar at AEI, discusses findings from a recent study that shows DDT is still being used in some countries’ malaria and leishmaniasis control programs. Bates writes, “DDT is still useful for poor nations suffering from insect-borne diseases. … But with pressure on nations to stop making [DDT], and with only China and India making it in any exportable quantities, nations that don’t require it today may find that they need it in the future, and it may no longer be available” (10/10).