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By Penelope Revelle, Charles Revelle

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In this respect DDT probably made a significant contribution to winning the war. After the war the pesticide seemed no less miraculous. DDT was used to kill insects on all kinds of crops, and it killed the mosquitoes that carried malaria. DDT and related pesticides soon came into widespread use, worldwide. Not until the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in the late 1950s was the public made * From Air Pollution in Donora, PA, Public Health Bulletin No. S. Public Health Service, 1949.

Although sanitation has become a goal of WHO, progress at achieving this goal has proved elusive, as we describe in Chapter 19. The Fourth Awakening: Adulteration and Contamination of Food Recognition of a fourth environmental problem began in the early 1900s in America with the consumer and public health movements. Muckrakers, as certain newspaper writers were known, looked for sensational stories to catch the public's attention. Among other stories, they uncovered the widespread adulteration of foods with poisonous dyes and other fillers.

Photo: Ted Parker/Conservation International) barons caused the creation of zapovedniks, preserves meant to protect a dominant species of an area. Today the zapovedniks protect whole ecosystems as well as natural phenomena such as waterfalls and canyons. The 1970s saw the rapid creation of national parks in the nations of Central Africa, so that now such nations as Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, and Kenya are among the leaders in the world in proportion of land area designated as parks. By the early 1970s some Latin American countriesnotably Costa Ricahad also begun to establish national parks.

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