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Charles Wurster

DDT Wars: The 1972 DDT Ban and its Benefits

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Posted: August 22, 2016

Charles Wurster recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on September 27, 2016. A lifelong birder, Wurster was on the environmental sciences faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for thirty-five years.

He discusses DDT contamination causing birds to lay thin-shelled eggs that broke in the nests and the eventual ban of this insecticide in 1972.

Video Posted: August 22, 2016 | Running time: 3:46

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