Remember all those environmental activist reports that cropped up around Earth Day, alleging that prenatal exposure to certain pesticides will decrease your child’s IQ? Well, ACSH’s Dr. Gilbert Ross was sufficiently disturbed by the hype that he quickly decided to compose an op-ed pointing out the overwhelming body of evidence attesting to the safety of these pesticides for agricultural use. Dr. Ross further underscores that these environmental groups also attack the anti-malaria pesticide DDT:
The attack on organophosphates, DDT, BPA, mercury, biotech, and more springs from the same environmentalist agenda—if there’s a shade of a doubt of a substance’s safety, ban it, never mind the consequences—which supersedes science and petty human concerns and is to be promulgated by any means necessary.
Be sure to read Dr. Ross’ earth-friendly — and people-friendly — piece in today’s The American, a publication of the American Enterprise Institute.