Silent Spring

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A book by Rachel Carson which was the lightning rod that contributed to the launch of the environmental movement and to awareness of the adverse effects of human activities on nature
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Katie Singer, author of "An Electronic Silent Spring," will speak about health and environmental effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation from cellphones, cell towers, "smart" meters, wi-fi and other varieties of electronic devices and services.
4-7, and proceeds will benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Silent Spring Institute, and the Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital.
But long before, back in the 1940s, Australian sheep farmers experienced a silent spring of their own.
In Silent Spring, Carson dared to take on the world's biggest chemical companies, explaining that their products were not only harmful to birds and bees, but to humans, too.
The 1962 environmentalist classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson helped build the foundation of the green movement.
And 2012, the 50th anniversary of the publication Silent Spring, affords us the opportunity for a critical reexamination of both the woman and her groundbreaking bestseller, written by Carson amid the supercharged Cold War atmosphere of John Kennedy's "New Frontier.
Rachel Carson's seminal 1962 book, Silent Spring, told the real-life story of how bird populations across the country were suffering as a result of the widespread application of the synthetic pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), which was being used widely to control mosquitoes and others insects.
Stakeholders in the household and personal care industry are circling the wagons to refute findings in a paper co-written by the Silent Spring Institute.
Partners in the HES were Silent Spring Institute, which focuses on the environment, breast cancer, and women's health; Communities for a Better Environment 2008), an EI organization in California; and faculty at Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley.
The team, led by Julia Brody from the Silent Spring Institute in Massachusetts, wrote: "The breast develops over a long period, with vulnerability beginning in utero and extending through the first pregnancy.
And despite the warnings in 1962 by Rachel Carson when she wrote The Silent Spring, and subsequent warnings by a wide range of other very concerned groups and individuals, we are still being tempted with 'chemicals controls' for a wide variety of pests, diseases and weeds.
RACHEL CARSON with her 1962 book Silent Spring was more than anyone else responsible for the birth of the environmental movement.