Talk About Persistence!

A recent study published in Environmental Science and Technology notes that even since being banned over 50 years ago, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) still remains in the sediment of lakes. Wow, talk about persistence. The study further notes that this residue, and the toxic byproducts that are formed when DDT breaks down, are effecting the sustainability of […]

Pesticides and Safety…A Brief Review

Clyde Haberman writes a fine retrospective about Rachel Carson and how her works were often misreported and she vilified when she made her clarion call about DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane). A note here…DDT is still made and still used… Why write about this now? Obviously, the new administration has a view about environmental protection that is about […]