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Unformatted text preview: David Pimentel (Department of Entomology) at Cornell University o LESS THAN 0.1% of pesticides applied to crops reach target pest Tammy Jackson successfully lobbied for a pesticide bill saying that there must be a notice when pesticides are sprayed in buildings Environmental Defense Fund: Victor Yannacone led ban of DDT o 1968-1969: Wisconsin hearings, if DDT is so bad, why doesn’t it make people sick? o Turning point: DDT is present in Human Breast Milk! 1970 Environmental Protection Agency established 1972: DDT banned by EPA Always, Rachel: The letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman (1994) Silent Spring [SS]: 1. Carson did not want to ban pesticides 2. Carson was a revolutionary 3. She made us aware of the environment...
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- Spring '11
- Environmentalism, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticide, DDT B IOMAGNIF