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Rachel Carson, marine biologist and author of "Silent Spring" testifying to Ribicoff Committee on the detrimental effect on the environment of the use of pesticides such as DDT.

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USA: INT Various of US Senate Committee hearing on environmental hazards (Ribicoff Committee), including Abraham Ribicoff (Senator) / Rachel Carson (Marine biologist, author of "Silent Spring") testifying (on the dangers to the environment of unbridled use of pesticides) to Ribicoff Commitee (not heard) / Various of Senate Committee hearing...

USA: INT Various of US Senate Committee hearing on environmental hazards (Ribicoff Committee), including Abraham Ribicoff (Senator) / Rachel Carson (Marine biologist, author of "Silent Spring") testifying (on the dangers to the environment of unbridled use of pesticides) to Ribicoff Commitee (not heard) / Various of Senate Committee hearing

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Abraham Ribicoff (Senator) speaking at Senate hearing on environmental hazards SOT / Carson listening Rachel Carson (Marine biologist, author of "Silent Spring") testifying to Senate hearing SOT - All of the physical environment that supports us, water, soil, air and vegetation / It has even penetrated internal environment within bodies of men and animals / It comes from many sources, radioactive waste, fallout from nuclear explosions / Domestic waste from cities and towns / Chemical waste from factories / Detergents from homes and industries / When we review the history of mankind in relation to the earth we cannot help feeling somewhat discourage for that history is for the most part one of the blind despoiling of the earth's resources / We have acquired technical skills on a scale undreamed of / By the time damaging side effects are apparent it is often too late to reverse our actions / These are unpleasant thoughts but they have given rise to the disturbing situations that this c...

Abraham Ribicoff (Senator) speaking at Senate hearing on environmental hazards SOT / Carson listening Rachel Carson (Marine biologist, author of "Silent Spring") testifying to Senate hearing SOT - All of the physical environment that supports us, water, soil, air and vegetation / It has even penetrated internal environment within bodies of men and animals / It comes from many sources, radioactive waste, fallout from nuclear explosions / Domestic waste from cities and towns / Chemical waste from factories / Detergents from homes and industries / When we review the history of mankind in relation to the earth we cannot help feeling somewhat discourage for that history is for the most part one of the blind despoiling of the earth's resources / We have acquired technical skills on a scale undreamed of / By the time damaging side effects are apparent it is often too late to reverse our actions / These are unpleasant thoughts but they have given rise to the disturbing situations that this committee has now undertaken to examine / I have pointed out before that the problem of pesticides can be properly understood only in context as part of the general introduction of harmful substances into the environment / No one fully understands effects of pesticides inside our bodies

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Rachel Carson testifying to Senate hearing SOT - The most disturbing of all such reports however concerns the finding of DDT in the oil of fish that live far out at sea / Oil from some of these marine fish contains DDT in concentrations exceeding 300 parts per million / All this gives us reason to think deeply and seriously about the means by which these residues reach the places where we are now discovering them / No one can answer this question with complete assurance / Upper atmosphere may be carrying chemical particles and the pesticide contamination of such remote places may be the result of a new kind of fallout / Aerial spraying of pesticides should be brought under strict control and should be reduced to the minimum needed to accomplish essential objectives / If we are ever to solve problem of contamination we must begin to count the many hidden costs of what we are doing / A strong and unremitting effort must be made to eliminate pesticides that leave residues / No other way t...

Rachel Carson testifying to Senate hearing SOT - The most disturbing of all such reports however concerns the finding of DDT in the oil of fish that live far out at sea / Oil from some of these marine fish contains DDT in concentrations exceeding 300 parts per million / All this gives us reason to think deeply and seriously about the means by which these residues reach the places where we are now discovering them / No one can answer this question with complete assurance / Upper atmosphere may be carrying chemical particles and the pesticide contamination of such remote places may be the result of a new kind of fallout / Aerial spraying of pesticides should be brought under strict control and should be reduced to the minimum needed to accomplish essential objectives / If we are ever to solve problem of contamination we must begin to count the many hidden costs of what we are doing / A strong and unremitting effort must be made to eliminate pesticides that leave residues / No other way to control rapidly spreading contamination

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Rachel Carson testifying to Senate hearing SOT - Hope Committee will give serious consideration to right of citizen to be secure in his own home against intrusion of poisons applied by other persons / I speak as biologist and human being but strongly feel it is basic human right / It has little or no existence in practise More of Carson speaking to Senate hearing on the hazards of unregulated use of pesticides in the environment (pollution) SOT...

Rachel Carson testifying to Senate hearing SOT - Hope Committee will give serious consideration to right of citizen to be secure in his own home against intrusion of poisons applied by other persons / I speak as biologist and human being but strongly feel it is basic human right / It has little or no existence in practise More of Carson speaking to Senate hearing on the hazards of unregulated use of pesticides in the environment (pollution) SOT

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More of Carson testifying at Senate hearing SOT...

More of Carson testifying at Senate hearing SOT

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Carson seated at Senate hearing Abraham Ribicoff (Senator) speaking at Senate hearing on interagency coordination of environmental hazards SOT [sound out of synch]...

Carson seated at Senate hearing Abraham Ribicoff (Senator) speaking at Senate hearing on interagency coordination of environmental hazards SOT [sound out of synch]

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