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Toxic drift : pesticides and health in the post-World War II South

Daniel, Pete

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  • Creator Pete Daniel
  • Format Books
  • Publication Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press in association with Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, [2005] ©2005
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0807130982, 9780807130988
  • OCLC ocm57531334

Summary

  • Includes information on Rachel Carson, Shell Chemical Corporation, Silent Spring, Agricultural Research Service, DDT, Chlordane, Chlorinated hydrocarbons, crop dusting, Endrin, Environmental Protection Agency, Fire ant control, Food and Drug Administration, Health problems and deathsHeptachlor, Malathion, effect on children, etc.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Acknowledgments -- The reach of toxic drift -- Poisoning -- The rise of skeptics -- Expert testimony -- Mississippi River fish kills -- Poisoning by design -- Hazardous labels -- Neo fire ant eradication -- Notes -- Index
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