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To: SuziQ
J. Gordon Edwards used to eat DDT to prove it's harmlessness. He did it for years before finally dying of a heart attack at the age of 84, while mountain climbing.

When I was a kid they use to announce the day before that the truck spraying DDT would be coming through town. As I recall at least a dozen boys on bicycles would follow behind the truck, and the plumes of spray coming out of the pipes.

23 posted on 03/11/2007 3:08:17 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear.. on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mware

Growing up, in the 50's and 60's,I spent my summers at our family's Fish Camp on Mary Walker Bayou right off the Pascagoula River, on the MS Gulf Coast As you can imagine, we had tons of mosquitos! The 'sprayman' used to drive through the camp on a regular basis all summer long and we used to run right behind him inside that sweet smelling cloud laughing our heads off! NONE of us has had any medical problems that might even be remotely related to that!


61 posted on 03/11/2007 5:33:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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