Wag of the antennae to Millard Fillmore for finding this:
Eugene Kenaga International DDT Conference on Environment and Health
DDT: What We Know; What Do We Need to Know?
On March 14, 2008, Alma College, in Alma, Mich., is hosting a conference examining what is known about the impact of DDT on human health and the environment.
I am long overdue with the third in my Rachel Carson/DDT series that refutes some of the wacky claims that have been made in an attempt to greenwash DDT. Alas, as you may have noticed, my new job is making writing posts of any length or complexity very difficult.
The last in the series was to be about the safety of DDT, and many of the authors of papers that I planned to cite will be at the Alma Conference! They will clearly be discussing the issue of DDT as a hormone disruptor, and it’s estrogenic activity.
I’ve included a table from the National Academies, where you can see that DDT and it’s chemical relatives and metabolites have been recognized as estrogenic compounds for quite some time.
Since it’s been a while since I’ve addressed the DDT issue, I’ll throw in another couple of links:
- A tool-box for operational mosquito larval control (since killing the mosquitoes before they reach the biting stage makes a lot of sense)
- Deltoid covers new WHO data on bednets and artemisinin reducing malaria transmission.