Malaria and the Silent Spring
Clip | 12m 30s
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.
Aired: 01/24/17Video has closed captioning.
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First chapter, “Rachel carson” premieres Jan. 24 at 8/7c on American Experience PBS.
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