[NAFEX] OT: DDT (was glyphosate 41)

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 1 22:09:12 EDT 2010


Gosh, Alex.  You're just too smart for me.

Could have something to do with that it's cited as fact instead of being put in the context of our current knowledge.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Alexander Brands <abb7 at Lehigh.EDU>
>Sent: Oct 30, 2010 7:54 PM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] OT: DDT (was glyphosate 41)
>
>
>> From: Anton Callaway <marillen at earthlink.net>
>> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Subject: [NAFEX] OT: DDT (was glyphosate 41)
>>
>> Another misleading fact that is often cited is that even after DDT's  
>> ban (here), seabird eggshells >have not returned to their pre-DDT  
>> thicknesses (although they have gotten significantly thicker and  
>> >raptor populations have rebounded).  Is this due to other chemicals  
>> that influence the same >biological process?  Is it due to the  
>> continued use of DDT elsewhere in the world?  We don't know >for  
>> sure yet.
>
>If we don't know the reason, then how can you say the observation is  
>misleading?
>
>Alex
>
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