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Unformatted text preview: • Malaria costs Uganda $347 million dollars a year. • It costs African countries collectively an estimated 3 to 12 billion a year. • Half of the Malaria related deaths in Uganda were of children under 5. • One of the most important books in the history of DDT is “Silent Spring” by Rachel Corson, it talks about how DDT can leak into the soil and waters where prey animals absorb the chemical, and the birds who eat the prey animals start to collect the poison. If the poison does not kill them from overloading their systems, it makes the egg shells too thin and brittle. • 90% of the deaths from malaria are in Africa. • DDT was banned in the United States in 1972....
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- Spring '08
- Pesticide, DDT vs