The Effective Use Of Insecticides In Silent Spring By Rachel Carson

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In the book “Silent Spring”, the author Rachel Carson shows a detailed analysis of what happens when you rely too heavily on insecticides. In the beginning of the book, Carson explains how insecticides harm the natural processes in the environment. She talks about how water and soil is impacted. Then she talks about how massive insecticide spraying campaigns can inadvertently hurt other organisms such as birds, salmon, and humans. One of the scary things I learned was that back in the days, the government approved of spraying DDT from airplanes in hopes that it would control gypsy moth populations. It seems like they were trying to find a quick and easy solution that they did not consider the long-term consequences of their actions. She also
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