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February 17, 2023 @ 07:43 PM

I’m sure you would have trusted the AMA on their stance on cigarettes throughought most of the 20th century:

or the FDA’s endorsement of DDT for treatment of various diseases:

DDT was synthesized by Austrian chemist Othmar Zeidler in 1874; its insecticidal effects were discovered in 1939 by Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller. During World War II it was used to fight typhus and malaria, and in 1945 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it for public insecticide use. By the end of the same year, American chemical companies were producing an estimated two million pounds of DDT a month. As a result of a vast surplus, negligent regulation, and antiquated scientific tools that inaccurately concluded that DDT had no effect on mammals, DDT found its way into vast amounts of products. However, in 1972 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned DDT after conclusive evidence exhibited that it threatened the maturation of birds and caused nervous disorders and cancer in exposed human populaces.

Blind trust in authorities can be a dangerous proposition.

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