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Why does Carson think it is important that Americans understand how commonly used insecticides can be introduced—and stored—in the human body?

 2. What connection does Carson make between ground water, the water supply, and human well-being?

 3. What does Carson identify as the negative consequences of identifying “pests” and “weeds” that need to be eliminated from the environment?


 4. What does Carson identify as “indiscriminate” use of pesticides?

 Why are these practices problematic to her? 

5. What does Carson see as a better alternative to pesticides and other poisons to control the environment? 

Should we consider this a scientific approach to environmental management?