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Pollution pp 758-764 | Cite as

Pollution and Public Information

  • Terri Aaronson
  • Daniel H. Kohl
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Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)

Abstract

The topics discussed here this morning may have been familiar ones to you. But how many ordinary citizens with nontechnical backgrounds, do you think are aware of the health aspects of pesticides or of low-level radiation? Surely many citizens (and I speak of Americans in particular) are aware that DDT causes problems; but how many citizens can intelligently give you the pros and cons of banning DDT? And DDT is perhaps the best publicized environmental pollutant.

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Advisory Committee Press Conference Mercury Pollution Eminent Domain Independent Scientist 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Science and Human Welfare,“ report of the AAAS Committee on Science in the Promotion of Human Welfare, 1960.Google Scholar
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    Mattison, Lindsay and Richard Daly, “Bodega: The Reactor, the Site, the Hazard,” Environment, April 1964.Google Scholar
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    San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 1964.Google Scholar
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    Results of numerous studies on the teratogenicity of 2,4,5-T have been summarized in the “Report of the Science Advisory Committee on 2,4,5-T,” submitted to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, May 7, 1971.Google Scholar
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    Environmental Protection Agency, press release, July 28, 1971.Google Scholar
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    Risebrough, Robert with Virginia Brodine, “More Letters in the Wind,” Environment, January-February 1970.Google Scholar
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    Shea, Kevin, “The New-Car Smell,” Environment October 1971.Google Scholar
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    Chemical and Engineering News, March 27, 1972, p. 7.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terri Aaronson
    • 1
  • Daniel H. Kohl
    • 1
  1. 1.Environment MagazineSt. LouisUSA

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