The Rachel Carson Council, Inc., founded in 1965, is an independent, nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to protecting the environment against toxic and chemical threats, particularly those of pesticides. It maintains a library and extensive subject files as a basis for evaluating issues and responding to requests for information. It acts as a resource base for many other groups' programs, and provides detailed data for lay and professional audiences. The Council also provides information on Rachel Carson.
The Council publishes pamphlets on alternative pest control, comments on public issues, booklets on the human and environmental health hazards of pesticides and other toxic chemicals, and other related topics.
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