Rachel Carson and Silent Spring

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Rachel Carson and Silent Spring "On the off chance that I had impact with the great pixie who should direct the dedicating of all kids, I ought to ask that her blessing to every youngster on the planet be a feeling of ponder so indestructible that it would last all through life."

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"Just inside the snapshot of time spoke to by the present century has one animal varieties – man – procured critical energy to adjust the way of his reality." "The individuals who examine the magnificence of the earth discover stores of quality that will persevere the length of life keeps going." "The individuals who stay, as researchers or laymen, among the marvels and puzzles of the earth are never alone or exhausted of life."

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Rachel Carson Biography Born, May 27, 1907, Springdale PA Educated at Pennsylvania Women's College, Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University Employment at sea life Biological Laboratory, Woods opening, MA Bureau of Fisheries

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Carson initially centered around DDT in 1957. A companion, living in Duxbury,MA, had whined about a sensational drop in winged animal populace maybe because of rehashed elevated sprayings.

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DDT Discovered in 1874 by Zeidler Rediscovered in 1939 by Dr. Paul M ü ller – Nobel Prize in 1948 DDT murdered flies, aphids, mosquitoes, Colorado potato insects Used amid WWII to de-mite exiles in Italy U.S. Armed force issued 10% DDT in tins to officers

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1955 Global Malarial Eradication Campaign Advocated the far reaching utilization of DDT and hostile to malarial medications to dispense with the parasite in people By 1967 intestinal sickness was destroyed from all created nations

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Peak utilization of DDT was in 1962 when 80 million kilograms were utilized

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Significance of Silent Spring A Modern Classic – Simple yet Powerful; Reflective of the Idea that Disciplinary Boundaries Rarely Exist in the Real World. The Importance of the Individual ever. Timing Must Be Right! – Context is Crucial To Understanding this Book. However – Why Are Environmental Issues Given High Priority in Rhetoric and much Lower Reality in Real Life?

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Carson's Key Points DDT is Persistent - Very Stable, Remains in the Environment for a Long Time DDT Enters the Food Chain and Accumulates Insect Species Develop Genetic Resistance to DDT Organic materials from the Environment can Cause Cancer Biological Rather than Chemical Methods ought to be Employed When Feasible

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Heptaclor

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Lindane

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"Noiseless Spring Becomes A Noisy Summer" Opposition From Chemical Firms – Monsanto and Velsicol; Agricultural Chemical producers Association Review by William Darby in Chemical and Engineering News , "Quiet, Miss Carson" Opposition from Entomologists at Land Grant Universities Opposition from the individuals who saw the book as an effective constrain in undermining science and innovation mean advance

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Carson on CBS Reports, April, 1963 "the general population is being requested that expect dangers that the bug controllers ascertain. People in general fog choose whether it wishes to proceed with the present street, and it can just do as such when in full ownership of the certainties."

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Victor Yannacone and DDT: Fish Kill at Yaphank Pond The Rise of Toxic Tort law – 1967: Suit against Suffolk County Mosquito Control Commission Charles Wurster, Art Cooley, and thin osprey egg shells on Long Island An alliance to shape the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), 1967 DDT Banned in U.S. in 1971

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Context: 1959 Aminotriazole Cranberry Scare

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Context: Thalidomide

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Frances Kelsey at the FDA

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Kelsey – 1962 President's Distinguished Civilian Service Award

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Context – Atomic Testing

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