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Google Honors Radical Environmentalist Rachel Carson on Her Birthday

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Google Honors Radical Environmentalist Rachel Carson on Her Birthday

John Berlau, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, explained DDT was actually used to preserve lives. He outlined in his book “Eco-Freaks” several positive examples of how DDT was used during World War II. “Over 1 million citizens of Naples were dusted in January of 1944. In places like train stations, US troops sprayed DDT on the people of Naples from their shirt collars down to their shoes. Troops would also spray DDT on themselves in Naples and many other places. By mid-February the typhus epidemic was completely licked, saving not only our troops, but millions of Italians citizens.”