Question 1

Issue 16 – DDT

a. Explain the origin of DDT, beneficial uses, and why it is controversial.

b. Outline and discuss three main areas of disagreement between Anne Platt McGinn and Donald Roberts.

c. Which side do you agree with? Explain your answer.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

Question 2

Issue 17 – Environmental Hormone Mimics

a. What is meant by “environmental hormone mimics”? Why is there a controversy?

b. Outline and discuss three main areas of disagreement between Michele Trankina and Michael Gough.

c. Which side do you agree with? Explain your answer.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

Question 3

Issue 18 – Superfund

a. Explain the origin of the Superfund law.

b. Why do you think Taking Sides used the Harris article to support the “Yes” position and the Randall Patterson article to support the “No” position?

c. Outline and discuss three reasons for supporting Superfund and three reasons for being opposed to Superfund. Cite additional references if used. Do you support Superfund or not? Explain your answer.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

Question 4

Do you believe that banning the use of DDT in the United States was the proper thing to do or was it an overreaction? Why or why not?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 5

Describe the various ways that environmental hormone mimics can affect the human body.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

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