New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides

Mitchell, Alanna
Date Written:  2014-09-25
Publisher:  Environmental Health News
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16896

Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being used in ever-increasing numbers, quantities, and combinations -- are harming living things they’re not intended to kill, including birds.

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