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"European nations and the United States used insecticides to rid themselves of diseases and then pulled up the ladder, denying Africans, Asians and Latin Americans the benefits of those same insecticides," write Donald R. Roberts, et al., in "The Excellent Powder: DDT's Scientific and Political History." "As a result of these and other environmentalist attacks, DDT was removed from malaria-control programs, costs of malaria control skyrocketed, and the health and welfare of poor people in poor countries plummeted."