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Unformatted text preview: Tested DDT against lice [which spread typhus]. U.S. Army first used DDT in North Africa and Italy Video: 1. New technology right after WWII: pesticides, plastics, fertilizers 2. DDT saved millions of lives in WWII. First war where enemy killed more than disease. DDT was used to control typhus [spread by lice] 3. Massive growth of chemical industry Pesticide Production: $20 billion per year (dont need to know) Video: 4. Patuxent research refuge, Maryland. DDT kills birds 5. Chemists and entomologists did not ask why DDT kills insects 6. DDT: massive use on US farms. 1945: 125 million lb/yr. 1955:600 million lbs/yr 7. DDT sprayed in suburbs!!!...
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- Spring '11