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The second silent spring has sprung

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

second silent spring has sprung

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  • In the early 1960s Rachel Carson warned that the use of DDT insecticide may have such a damaging effect on the environment it would result in a spring devoid of bird songs and the hum of insects; recent research finds most of the toxic burden now rests with neonicotinoid chemicals affecting the central nervous system, foraging abilities and reproduction of insects


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