Almost a half billion people contract malaria each year. Over a million of them die. DDT is the most effective weapon against malaria. But it was banned. Was that decision based on faulty research?










West Nile Virus

Yellow Fever

Dengue Fever



At least 80 percent of human infectious diseases are arthropod-borne—transmitted by insects, mites, or ticks. They have caused the death of hundreds of millions of people by infecting them with the pathogens that cause typhus, bubonic plague, yellow fever, malaria, dengue fever, sleeping sickness, encephalitis (such as West Nile virus), elephantiasis, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, Chikungunya virus and yaws. DDT is a miracle chemical compound that can protects millions of people from these deadly scourges. So why is DDT banned?