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Rachel Carson-Silent Springs



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Year 2006
Publisher National Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Language English

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Legislation and Agencies

Before the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, there was just one major piece of legislation:

  • 1958 - Delaney Clause prohibits any carcinogenic additive from being added to processed foods.

Since the publication of Silent Spring, there has been a major shift in public consciousness about the environment. Years later, legislators have responded with the following:

Links to Environmental Agency Pages Worldwide

Environmental Agencies

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