In 1972 the U.S banned the use of DDT and made finding a supply of it impossible. Japan followed suit.
After a trip in the Third World in 1975, with my girlfriend, Annie, we returned to Japan and found we had hair lice. I found a doctor in the countryside near Nagoya who had hidden a supply of 10% DDT powder. It killed the hair lice immediately.
When I was a kid in school in the late 1940’s we occasionally saw a kid with a shaved head. We knew he had had hair lice and had been treated with kerosene.
What is the connection of all this to the Lefties?
We went from an embarrassing and unpleasant treatment for hair lice to a simple instantaneous treatment with 10%DDT powder.
If you have kids, you will not be surprised to learn that hair lice are epidemic in schools in America, everywhere. The treatment is meticulous hair combing, with special combs and astringent washing over days and certification from doctors that the lice has been properly treated before return to school.
It was Lefties, in the name of saving the environment from DDT, that got DDT banned. It all started with a book by the incompetent Rachel Carson in 1962 based on the claim that DDT was destroying wild birds egg shells’ especially pelicans. It was not true.
To this day we suffer the consequences of bad science banning DDT including harmless 10%DDT powder.
Fortunately the ‘we’ I write for are not Africans. Tens of millions of Africans have died from malaria because DDT is banned. Worse than hair lice, if you are an African.