DDT is one of the most notorious examples of a banned pesticide. It was found that DDT killed birds by direct spraying and biological concentration of toxins. Biological concentration occurs, when a poison moves up the food chain. As it moves up the food chain it becomes more and more concentrated in animal tissues, leading to poisoning and death. DDT greatly effected many top avian predators such as perigrine falcons by causing them to produce thin unviable eggs. Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring” was one of the greatest pieces of environmental literature. It covered the damage done by DDT and other environmental tragedies.
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