The Legacy of Rachel Carson

2 October 2012, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Environmental Sciences are pleased to announce a scientific meeting to discuss the legacy of Rachel Carson in the 50th year since publication of her hugely influential book, Silent Spring. The publication of Silent Spring triggered a debate that led to a ban on the insecticide DDT and started the modern environmental movement.
The meeting will explore Rachel Carson's influence on legislation, pesticide usage and design, and the "environmental movement”. It will also cover current regulation, toxicology and environmental assessment and look at what the future issues might be.
This one-day meeting is relevant to environmental scientists and toxicologists with an interest in historical perspective.
Royal Society of Chemistry

Chemistry Centre, Royal Society of Chemistry, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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Institution of Environmental Sciences
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