July 8th Trivia Solution

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In the 1960s and 70s, a pesticide was blamed for causing the eggshells of birds, like brown pelicans and bald eagles, to weaken and break. What was this pesticide?

Correct answer:

  • DDT

Incorrect answers:
  • Dieldrin
  • Pyrethrin
  • Malathion

Interesting Info:
  • Rachel Carson detailed this problem in her famous book "Silent Spring." Although DDT is banned in the US, it is still in use in some other countries.

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