Summary Of Elixirs Of Death By Rachel Carson

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In today's millennial society all of us are so accustomed to going to a local grocery store or market to pick out the goods they have in their selection. What we fail to sometimes realize is how those goods came to be as well as what measures were taken in order to ensure the product is safe for human consumption. We as humans sometimes fail to realize the how far agricultural ideology has come in the last 50 years. Rachel Carson highlights throughout her 1962 book “Silent Spring”. Although it may have not been intentional, Carson’s book sparked a revolution in the world that still continues to improve the way things are produced, disposed, and regulated throughout the United States. Rachel Carson enlightens us of how harmful these industrial …show more content…
At the time of its discovery DDT was presumed safe to apply for an array of uses. At the end of that very same paragraph we learn in 1947 synthetic pesticide use in the United States soared from 124,259,000 pounds to 637,666,000 pounds in only 13 years. Those numbers equate to a five-fold growth of the sale of the general chemicals once they are sold to the farmer for use. Carson informs us very well before hand of the chemicals that where popular in the 1960s. Chemicals under this label include Chlordane. As if these chemicals where not dangerous enough when exposed to newer synthetic pesticides they undergoes chemical changes and thus a more toxic derivative is created. Heptachlor is an example of one of the mutated forms of excess pesticides. Carson then informs us of chemicals that fall under the category as chlorinated hydrocarbons. The subject matter however changes to discuss the effect when mammals are exposed to chlorinated hydrocarbons such as …show more content…
However what the book helped society do was close the mind gap changing the ignorant non-believers in to believers by means of education then facts. Thus Rachel Carson generally sparked The Environmental Movement as the book evokes a perception of a molested natural environment by means of chemicals. For example her book effects today in the way that now in order to obtain certain pesticides or chemicals an educated licensed professional has to be the tester and the applicator of the chemicals to ensure the wellbeing of the environment and local eco-systems. An article by the name of: Social-ecological system resonance: A theoretical framework for brokering sustainable solutions adds insight on the framework within society necessary to take apply preventative measures to our ecosystem. Authors Damon M. Hall, Andrea Feldpausch Parker, Tarla Rai Peterson, Jennie C. Stephens, and Elizabeth J. Wilson give incite to techniques that can be used to inform and educate the general public with a transformation in mind. First and foremost the first chapter of the report gives away the undertaking of the plot. a quote taken from the second paragraph states “The assumption is that when research is designed with

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