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Desc:DDT is now considered to be very likely carcinogenic.
Category:Educational, Horror
Tags:stock footage, cancer, DDT, 1940s, Pestroy
Submitted:Binro the Heretic
Date:02/28/15
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The Mothership
Stock footage tag.

infinite zest
I used to smoke DMT and listen to Boards of Canada Geogaddi all the time. This song seems really short now.
Rodents of Unusual Size
holy fuck
EvilHomer
Goddamn antivaxxers.
Bort
I have to admit, this video is the one point at which I feel a twinge of sympathy for their concerns. I know they're wrong on the specific topic of vaccinations, but at the same time, postwar chemistry has made some glaring blunders (raise your hand if you're a thalidomide baby) and it's only a matter of time before we discover the next thing that isn't perfectly safe after all.

EvilHomer
Exactly what you said, Bort. While the evidence is very much against the antivaxxers, there has been a good deal of scientific precedent for stuff like this - DDT, fossil fuels, asbestos, CFCs, cocaine, tobacco. Hell, people used to feed gin to children until the rich Protestants started bitching (and drinking gin was probably a good thing, given the state of water at the time).

Right now, thanks to the explosion of technology made possible by our free scientific society, there's a lot of candidates on the table - cellphones, flouride, GMOs, soft drinks, microwaves, TV, clop porn, skinny jeans, anti-depressants, vaccines (with each individual vaccine needing to be considered separately), and more than a thousand other things. Most of these things will probably turn out to be harmless; some of them will turn out to be harmful. One or two may actually kill us.

If I'd have to guess, I'd say they next "DDT" will be flouride. It's nowhere near as dangerous as DDT (even the worst conspiracy theorists would admit this), but the weight of scientific evidence is turning against it, and the United States is one of the only nations on earth that still thinks artificially flouridated water is anything but snake oil.

Cena_mark
Jake The Snake Roberts proved that DDT is detrimental to everybody's health.

EvilHomer
Please. The DDT is a weak-to-average maneuver at best! It's popular because it's easy to do and none of the big, doofy wrestlers that Vince loves to push are technically skilled enough to perform more lethal attacks.

boner
If God had a sense of justice, the most lethal chemicals would be contained in mason jars and kale chips.

Rodents of Unusual Size
um...you do realize Roundup is still legal here but illegal in other countries, right?

Ryo-Cokey
What country is Glyphosate illegal in ROUS? I know it's legal in Netherlands, Russia, and Mexico, which are generally the ones (incorrectly) cited.

Bort
http://inhabitat.com/the-netherlands-says-no-to-monsanto-bans-roun dup-herbicide/

"The Netherlands is the latest country—after Russia, and Mexico—to say no to Monsanto. The Dutch Parliament recently decided that the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides to private parties will be prohibited as of late 2015. This means that people who spray RoundUp on their gardens and lawns will have to find another form of pest control: glyphosate is the main ingredient in RoundUp, and it has been directly linked to all manner of severe health issues, from bird defects and nervous system damage to kidney failure and various forms of cancer."

I suppose, if you want to split hairs, the ban hasn't taken place in the Netherlands yet. And the ban will apply to private parties but not the government. But those are some flimy grounds on which to declare glyphosate-based herbicides "legal".

Ryo-Cokey
That's actually (a clone of) the exact article which makes the incorrect claims, Bort. They conflated some Russian and Mexican restrictions on GMOs with somehow banning Glyphosate. Not only is Glyphosate legal and commonly used there, Russia is big on developing their own production:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/renova-group-pl ans-150m-expansion-into-herbicides/498090.html

The Netherlands ban got walked back after they realized it violated EU law:

http://www.hortweek.com/dutch-plan-glyphosate-reduction-not-ba n/edibles/article/1306576

wtf japan
According to Wikipedia, there used to be a popular cocktail called a Mickey Slim that contained a pinch of DDT.
dairyqueenlatifah
I wonder if Salad Fingers is still being produced.
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