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Why This Book Matters:
Silent Spring explains the dangers of pesticides in relation to human health and how we can take responsibility for the earth’s well-being by choosing alternative methods.
The Big Takeaways:
- The production of insecticides went up following World War II.
- If DDT, a pesticide, is widely used following WWII, but in killing pests, it may also be killing us.
- Pesticides hurt nature.
- Pesticides hurt every part of nature, including the soil, the water, and the animals.
- The impact pesticides have on nature eventually affect humans.
- Pesticides move through the food chain, eventually resulting in human consumption.
- Pesticides throw off the stability provided by the earth.
- Everything in the universe has a natural ebb and flow, but humanmade chemicals can throw that off quickly.
- It is our responsibility to find healthy alternatives to pesticides.
- There are many naturally-occurring alternatives to pesticides that we can use while not hurting the earth.