Rachel Carson, 1907-1964

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Malaria and "Silent Spring" | Retro Report

In 1962, Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” highlighted the dangers of widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Decades later, rising malaria rates have led some to question whether the ban on DDT is to blame. Our most recent co-production with Retro Report investigates.
American Experience's documentary, "Rachel Carson" premieres on January 24 at 8/7c on PBS.

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