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“No FLies on me with DDT!”

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“No FLies on me with DDT!”

DISTAVAL (Thalidomide), circa 1960 add slogan: “This child’s life may depend on the safety of Distaval” Who says advertising doesn’t tell the truth? Sadly, this slogan was more true than anyone expected at the time. Distaval was a brand name for thalidomide, a drug given in the 50’s to expectant mothers in case of morning sickness or nausea. Thalidamide caused thousands of cases of severe deformity and death. Children were born with serious eye, heart, alimentary canal, urinary tract...

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