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3 Billion and Counting (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 September 2010 (USA)
3 Billion and Counting is a movie. Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known, Malaria, and tackle the wrongful banning of the chemical DDT.

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Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known -- Malaria. They interview African, Indian, and US Governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, clinics, victims, and survivors. They explore and expose the politics of domestic and international policies and find the evidence that the public never truly understood. What they find is astonishing. The greatest ecological genocide in the known history of man is laid bare -- the 1972 ban of an extraordinary life-protecting chemical DDT. This is politics -- the cold brutal crookedness that kills with a stroke of a pen. Shortsightedness of governmental and environmental policies is causing the deaths of millions and the suffering of billions. When the EPA, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Sierra refused interviews, Dr. Rutledge knew he had touched a nerve. For businessmen and women to endorse and encourage "alternatives" while a safe and ... Written by Anonymous

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malaria | ddt | bedbug | epa | government | See All (5) »

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The story of DDT: The most loved and hated chemical on the planet

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Terrible and uninformed
6 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie was poorly researched and even more poorly delivered. The writer had simply not done his homework on the toxicology of the chemical and the spectrum of its use.

We analyzed DDT and did find it top be harmful but not in the way or to he degree discussed here. We reviewed publications going back to the early 1970s and ran numerous chemical tests here in our Florida labs. We do not know how the author came to his conclusions nor can we support them.

Separately, we cannot see any overt conflicts of interest in reviewing the movie's economic contributors. so we are truly perplexed.


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