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BIRD MORTALITY AFTER SPRAYING FOR DUTCH ELM DISEASE WITH DDT

BIRD MORTALITY AFTER SPRAYING FOR DUTCH ELM DISEASE WITH DDT

C F WURSTER Jr et al. Science.

Abstract

In Hanover, New Hampshire, where elms were sprayed with DDT, 151 dead birds were found; 10 dead birds were found in Norwich, Vermont, where no DDT was used. Chemical analyses of dead birds, observation of symptoms of DDT poisoning, and a population decline after spraying all indicate severe mortality among certain species in Hanover.

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