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DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating EDF

Charles F. Wurster

Abstract

DDT Wars is the untold inside story of the decade-long scientific, legal and strategic campaign that culminated in the national ban of the insecticide DDT in 1972. The widespread misinformation, disinformation and mythology of the DDT issue are corrected in this book. DDT contamination had become worldwide, concentrating up food chains and causing birds to lay thin-shelled eggs that broke in the nests. Populations of many species of predatory and fish-eating birds collapsed, including the American Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon and Brown Pelican. Their numbers recovered spectacularly i ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190219413
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190219413.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles F. Wurster, author