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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Malaria and the Silent Spring

  • Aired: 01/24/2017
  • 12:30
  • Rating: NR
In 1963, the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring—which some called the most controversial book of the year—put the nation and world on alert to the dangers of overuse and misuse of chemical pesticides—in particular, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, better known as DDT.
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In 1963, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring sparked a government investigation into pesticides
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