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DDT Wars Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating the Environmental Defense Fund

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ISBN-10: 0190219416

ISBN-13: 9780190219413

Edition: 2015

Authors: Charles F. Wurster

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During the 1950s and 60s, scientists began to question the widespread use of DDT, a pesticide used indiscriminately for agricultural purposes because of its efficiency in killing insects. Researchers were discovering that contact with the chemical was leading to the decline of many species of predatory birds, and was a major factor in causing cancer and reproductive defects in humans. DDT was affecting ecosystems in both the Arctic and Antarctic, and was contaminating countless species of animals by working its way up the food chain. In 1962, Rachel Carson famously wrote about the plight in Silent Spring, and in 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency banned the substance.The road to…    
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Book details

List price: $26.49
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.29" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.342