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DDT Ban #21017

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1972
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(Studio) Federal government bans DDT. Environmental Protection Agency rules benefits of DDT to agriculture are outweighed by potential harm to environmental Order, immediately appealed by DDT producers, permits use of the pesticide only for certain crops. Envtlsts. ask that bar. be made total with no exceptions.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Batchelor, Iowa) [Wilson CHUSTZ, cotton farmer, says pesticides substituted for DDT are too expensive. Says DDT has no harmful effect on humans or wildlife - only on insects.] Iowa State University entomologist, Dr. L.D. Newsome, says substitute for DDT, methylparathion is far more toxic to human beings than DOT.

Smith, Howard K.

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