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    Re: Carson-Gore Academy Contaminated

    Posted by Sharon on 9/09/10


    That really IS interesting info. I wouldn't want DDT sprayed in my
    house. But, of course this wouldn't matter to me if I was dead from

    Link to WHO from 2006, confirming what you posted:

    Wonder what Rachael Carson would have to say about this if she were

    On 9/09/10, Rem Dude wrote:
    > "Since DDT was banned, insect-borne diseases such as malaria and
    > dengue have been on the rise. In fact, the huge toll of diseases
    > spread by mosquitoes has led some public-health officials to
    > rethink DDT’s use. In 2006, after roughly 50 million preventable
    > deaths, the WHO reversed course and endorsed the use of DDT to
    > kill and repel Anopheles mosquitoes."
    > RD
    > On 9/08/10, Sharon wrote:
    >> The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) determined
    >> that DDT may reasonable be anticipated to be a human carcinogen.
    >> The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
    > determined
    >> that DDT may possibly cause cancer in humans. The EPA determined
    >> that DDT, DDE, and DDD are probable human carcinogens.
    >> top
    >> How can DDT, DDE, and DDD affect children?
    >> There are no studies on the health effects of children exposed
    > to
    >> DDT, DDE, or DDD. We can assume that children exposed to large
    >> amounts of DDT will have health effects similar to the effects
    >> seen in adults. However, we do not know whether children differ
    >> from adults in their susceptibility to these substances.
    >> Studies in rats have shown that DDT and DDE can mimic the action
    >> of natural hormones and in this way affect the development of
    > the
    >> reproductive and nervous systems. Puberty was delayed in male
    >> rats given high amounts of DDE as juveniles. This could possibly
    >> happen in humans. A study in mice showed that exposure to DDT
    >> during the first weeks of life may cause neurobehavioral
    > problems
    >> later in life.
    >> On 9/08/10, Rem Dude wrote:
    >>> Ms. Carson is responsible for the deaths of millions and Gore
    >>> has become the poster child for junk science. Makes sense that
    >>> a school named after these two is toxic. They may as well have
    >>> called the school the Hitler-Stalin School for Human Rights.
    >>> More CA taxpayer funds squandered.
    >>> Sad
    >>> On 9/08/10, Deborah wrote:
    >>>> Isn't it ironic...
    >>>> pretty funny.
    >>>> On 9/06/10, Rem Dude wrote:
    >>>>> "A new school will be opening in Los Angeles next Monday
    >>>>> that is named after Nobel Laureate Al Gore and Rachel
    >>>>> Carson, the woman almost single-handedly responsible for
    >>>>> DDT being banned in the '70s.
    >>>>> Even more delicious than the names associated with the new
    >>>>> $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental
    >>>>> Sciences is that it was built on land thought to be highly-
    >>>>> contaminated with various chemicals which could pose a
    >>>>> threat to students."
    >>>>> WOW...

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