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Silent Spring Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 11 "Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias" Summary

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Chapter 11 "Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias" Summary

This chapter is titled Mass spraying is not the only source of chemical contamination of our world. Indeed, most people's chemical exposure comes little by little, day by day, rather than all at once as a result of mass spraying. Most people have no idea what dangerous chemicals they are encountering in their daily lives. The insecticide aisle at the store is presented as innocuously as the rows of pickles and laundry detergents, and many poisons are even sold in glass containers which, if dropped, could expose people to highly toxic levels of deadly chemicals. Package warnings are printed in tiny type and have been found to be largely ignored by consumers. Household poisons include products such as insect sprays, insecticide-impregnated shelf paper, insect-repelling body lotions, insect-killing floor wax, bug-killing clothing...

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