Next time you’re tempted to reminisce on how perfect the good ol’ days were, remember this: it was once commonly believed that DDT is good for everyone.
A friend sent me a link to an old advert for DDT:
“The great expectations held for DDT have been realized. During 1946, exhaustive scientific tests have shown that, when properly used, DDT kills a host of destructive insect pests, and is a benefactor of all humanity.”
Hmmm, what a great reminder that magic bullets are best evaluated with long term results in mind.
Read the entire ad (note a link at the bottom to the original black & white ad with the correct chemical company name).