"the dominant DDT narrative was based on the promise of control. ...Natural killers that had ravaged humanity throughout history could now be technologically managed with various types of “control” strategies: vector, disease, & population..." https://web.stanford.edu/group/sjph/cgi-bin/sjphsite/shoot-to-kill-control-and-controversy-in-the-history-of-ddt-science/
"Studies show a range of human health effects linked to DDT and its breakdown product, DDE including, breast and other cancers, male infertility, miscarriages and low birth weight, developmental delay and nervous system and liver damage." https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5467597/Children-sprayed-dangerous-pesticide-DDT-shocking-clip.html
Monsanto produced both DDT & chemicals used in Agent Orange: "The wider story is that a witches’ brew of herbicides contaminated by dioxin, and other hazardous substances, were used at numerous military bases stateside and overseas. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2011/1/12/935932/-
...Far and wide beyond Vietnam—where a decade of massive spraying missions with Agent Orange and other herbicide mixtures left dioxin "hot spots" at former US bases and many local residents have gruesome birth defects and other severe health problems—..."
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