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Women in STEM: Rachel Carson

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson (1907-1964) was a founder of the environmental movement in the United States, and brought public attention to the dangers of pesticides. Rachel's work helped lead to the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency and a ban on DDT. In 1980 she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Rachel Carson Guide