rickmcq Wrote:
Dec 11, 2012 5:14 PM
The term "ban" is indeed to strong. To be more accurate, allow the USAID to state its own position: "USAID regulations (22 CFR 216) require an assessment of potential environmental impacts of supporting either the procurement or use of pesticides in any USAID assisted project, but if the evidence assembled in preparing such an environmental review indicates that DDT is the only effective alternative and it could be used safely such as interior wall spraying undertaken with WHO application protocols, then that option would be considered." USAID is a key member of Roll Back Malaria, which leads the malaria fight in Africa.