DDT didn’t eliminate bald eagles from Alabama, either

Don Pagath doesn’t know that.

Pagath writes in the Montgomery Advertiser:

…The pesticide DDT was a big part of the birds decline — not because the DDT harmed the adult birds, but because the chemical rendered them sterile. It also made the egg shells too weak to withstand the weight of the parent sitting on the eggs. Both parents raise the young, taking turns on sitting and food gathering…

As we point out in “100 Things You Need to Know About DDT,” the insecticide had nothing to do with the demise or the rebound of the bald eagle.

Meanwhile, the ban has killed millions.

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