Thursday, August 16, 2007

Two pounds of DDT a day, will keep the doctor away

Speaking of ideological thinking ...

Yesterday, I hear Rush Limbaugh saying carrots are more deadly than second hand smoke and today I come across this post at Deltoid about a column at Townhall in which the author states that volunteers in a study ate TWO POUNDS of DDT a day for a year and a half and suffered no ill effects.


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure most researchers would refuse to conduct that particular experiment on ethical grounds.

- Wes

Hume's Ghost said...

Yep, especially since a WHO study in 1979 found that 1/20 of an ounce of DDT had toxic effects in humans.

I couldn't help but notice that the economist who made the claim has an Olin sponsored position at his university ... the Olin family is one of the chief underwriters of the "Republican Noise Machine."

Jennifer said...

That's nuts! Another reason why I can't stand listening to talk radio.

Welcome back to blogging! Thanks for rec'ing my blog (and the typo correction!).