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Wise Old Owl

When to use Permethrin.

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From the EPA: "In 1972, EPA issued a cancellation order for DDT based on adverse environmental effects of its use, such as those to wildlife, as well as DDT’s potential human health risks. Since then, studies have continued, and a causal relationship between DDT exposure and reproductive effects is suspected. Today, DDT is classified as a probable human carcinogen by U.S. and international authorities. This classification is based on animal studies in which some animals developed liver tumors.

DDT is known to be very persistent in the environment, will accumulate in fatty tissues, and can travel long distances in the upper atmosphere. Since the use of DDT was discontinued in the United States, its concentration in the environment and animals has decreased, but because of its persistence, residues of concern from historical use still remain."

Dogwood quoting from the internet is your decision.. DDT is still used in many countries. The banning of DDT was a political decision for the US government & corporations to sell more exspensive product and is not based in science. Since the ban Rachel Carson single handed killed more african children than any other woman on the planet in terms of millions of children, with her work of fiction.
Always keep in mind that there are two sides to every rhetoric.
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