Here’s some interesting background on the overly positive National Geographic DDT coverage that I didn’t know: Michael Finkel, the author of the malaria piece, was fired from the New York Times for inventing details in his stories. (From Panda’s Thumb, via Deltoid)
I have some additional grumbles about the video features on the site–the voice over narrator says “DDT is the only way to control mosquitoes…” (emphasis mine). No. That isn’t the case anywhere–we have other options available. It may just be the most affordable or convenient way. But it isn’t the only way.
In case you missed it: Rachel Carson and DDT, the Cliffs Note Version