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Toxic Drift : Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South (Paperback)

Author: Daniel, Pete

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Following World War II, chemical companies and agricultural experts promoted the use of synthetic chemicals as pesticides on weeds and insects. It was, Pete Daniel points out, a convenient way for companies to apply their wartime research to the domestic market. In Toxic Drift, Daniel documents the particularly disastrous effects this campaign had on the South's public health and environment, exposing the careless mentality that allowed pesticide application to swerve out of control. The quest to destroy pests, Daniel contends, unfortunately outran research on insect resistance, ignored environmental damage, and downplayed the dangers of residue accumulation and threats to fish, wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. Using legal sources, archival records, newspapers, and congressional hearings, Daniel constructs a moving, fact-filled account of the use, abuse, and regulation of pesticides from World War II until 1970.

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Publisher Louisiana State Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780807132456
SKU 203959105
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807132454
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0209
Publisher Louisiana State University Press
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