Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring Turns 50

by Elizabeth Grossman, The Atlantic 
 
 
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 “Reading Silent Spring today, it is disquieting to realize how much was already known in 1962 about the environmental health impacts of petrochemicals. Even more shocking is to recognize how little our regulatory response to these chemicals’ effects has changed, despite the past five decades’ great advances in scientific understanding….
 
But Carson also described the accumulation of synthetic chemicals in people — including newborns — and these chemicals’ interaction with the innermost workings of living cells. ‘For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death,’ Carson wrote….
 
Now almost every day brings a new report detailing health hazards associated with synthetic chemicals. Exposure to some of these substances has been linked to increasingly widespread chronic health problems, among them diabetes, obesity, and reproductive and neurological disorders.”
 
Read Ms. Grossman’s Atlantic article in it’s entirety.
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