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Eat The DDT

2 Oct

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  1. Sep 15,  · As activist Malvina Reynolds once sang, "It kills the bugs in the apple tree, I eat the pie and it's killing me. DDT on my brain, on my brain." In the early s, several developing countries had.
  2. Jun 23,  · -high concentration of DDT were found in fishes (pelicans eat fishes) this is a case study in biomagnification- increase in concentration of a toxin as it is consumed and moves up the food chain -DDT was banned by the EPA in
  3. Jan 21,  · The largest fraction of DDT in a person's diet comes from meat, poultry, dairy products, and fish, including the consumption of sport fish. Leafy vegetables generally contain more DDT than other vegetables, possibly because DDT in the air is deposited on the leaves. Infants may be exposed by drinking breast milk.
  4. Mar 18,  · In World War II, U.S. forces used DDT to prevent diseases like malaria or typhus. In a promotional film from the Army Air Forces, a grainy black .
  5. Jul 03,  · In that book, Carson showed how DDT was imperilling wildlife, particularly predators at the top of the food chain that accumulated the chemical in their fat and in their thinning egg shells. Within a decade, the developed countries had banned DDT, as did some developing countries, to .
  6. 4/17/ Chapter 1 HW 4/13 Based on the hypothesis that DDT was causing a decline in fish-eating bird populations in the United States, a group of scientists predicted that the amount of DDT in bird eggs was correlated with the thickness of the egg shells. For their experiment, they planned to visit a number of fish-eating bird populations and take 1 egg from 70 nests.
  7. the indiscriminate spraying of DDT. DDT interferes with the calcium processing of birds and results in deformed eggshells. Since bald eagles are at the top of the aquatic food chain and feed primarily on fish, they received concentrated doses of the chemical.
  8. Jun 14,  · One of the major uses of DDT was controlling insect outbreaks, like spruce budworm, in conifer forests across North America. Thousands of tons .
  9. Jun 13,  · In the s and s, DDT pesticides were used in farming and home gardens. They were also widely applied to eastern North American forests, .

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