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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?

1. DDT
2. Pyrethrin
3. Dieldrin
4. Malathions





 

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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.