Consequences Of Pesticides In Silent Spring, By Rachel Carson

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Silent spring by Rachel Carson is the story about pesticide use and its consequences, which prompts human attitudes towards pollution and gives such a vivid critiques to some modern industrial behaviors. The book is a cause of panel setup for saving ecology of President Kennedy. Carson begins her first chapter “A Fable of tomorrow,” with a visualized description of a heartbreaking outcome in a small town in America when it comes to the massive use of pesticides. She introduces many kinds of insecticides such as DDT, arsenic, heptachloride, chlordane, hexachloride and so forth. The synthetic pesticides tragically spread and unknowingly resided in the body of fish, birds, reptiles, and domesticated and wild animals, and thus also in the body…show more content…
Pesticide destructs the environment and kills many living creatures, not only insects. It also poisons the earthworm, who decays the biodegradable stuff as cycle. The substance is eventually passed from a prey to a predator stored in its milk or body to the next generation, namely in a form of food chain. There are many cases exemplified in the story related to bad impact of pesticide use; the historical loss of birds in Alabama, for instance(Carson, 60). With flipping between causes and consequences in each chapter, the story also gives a warning toward future of planet and all life on…show more content…
Pesticide discovery does not come by chance, Carson describes. In fact, insects are widely used to test the chemicals as agents of death of men. World War II was the first war in which more people died as a result of casualties, the use of DDT, than of disease. After the war, there was massive civilian use of this substance. Toward this raise, the story strikes to appeal for help from the synthetic industries to stop producing such poisonous chemicals, which in turns kill not only the pesticide yet all living creatures on earth.
More problems in the story has are absence of federal law, ignorance the cases of government, the thirst for profits of industrials, and especially incorrect launching program of massive spraying against fire ant (Carson, 85). Contribution also relates to health officers and department of agriculture, who both have to check more on the product effects and then advise the farmers about the pesticide use. However, local agricultural agents hesitate to do so which could lead to product unmarketable (Carson,
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