Since Silent Spring Author:Frank Graham Jr. Seven years after the publication of Rachel Carson's SILENT SPRING, the American people are aroused as never before to the need for saving our environment from death by persistent poisons. Several states have already prohibited certain uses of DDT. The U.S. Government has also acted to phase out the use of DDT, but faces formidable opposition fr... more »om manufacturers and agricultural interests. A wide range of persistent pesticides, even more toxic than DDT, are spread throughout the environment in rising quantities each year. Overwhelming evidence against the use of these compounds is on record; we have not yet taken the decisive steps which that evidence demands.
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