DDT anyone?

A Movietime newsreel crew follows a truck “fogging” Houston Street inundating downtown with DDT in response to the 1946 malaria outbreak. Despite the Health Department assurances that the chemical was safe for everything but insects citizens soon began complaining of side effects…only years later was the true devestaing effects of DDT on human health fully understood.

Note the Texas and Majestic Theater signs.

DDT being sprayed in downtown San Antonio, 1946 | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

DDT being sprayed in downtown San Antonio, 1946 | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

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