After more than 30 years, DDT is back. Its widespread use was banned in 1972, despite the fact that it was "used with great effect to combat malaria, typhus, and the other insect-borne human diseases among both military and civilian populations. " During the ban, it could not be exported from the US, and as a result, tens of millions died from malaria.
Recently, the World Health Organization lifted the ban, announcing that "DDT presents no health risk when used properly." It's the amount of DDT used that is significant.
So, had it been used properly, tens of millions of people, mostly children, would not have died from malaria?
Will anyone take responsibility for the ban and its consequences?
Seems to me that birth control is effective only when used properly. Improper use may result in the creation of human life. Why isn't that banned?