History 408 History of American Science and Technology
Pesticides and Environment
Smith, 383-426; Wang, 183-235
1. What’s new and striking to you in the readings on this topic?
2. What were the main points made by Rachel Carson about the pesticides?
3. Are you reassured by Congressman Whitten’s rebuttal to
4. How did the scientists and the federal government react to Silent Spring?
5. When and why was DDT banned in the
6. Do you find the readings helpful? Questions and comments? Any relevant news item or website?