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Re: When it was published in 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring called [#permalink]
I don't really agree with the solution of question 2.
Option A says: "DDT was banned for agricultural purposes but not for malaria control" and in the passage it is written that "DDT was not banned for malaria control."
The fact that DDT was not banned for malaria control, doesn't mean that it was banned for agricultural purposes.
The statement in the passage is not sufficient to conclude A.
In fact, it is inclusively said that the passage does not support the ban of DDT pesticide.

Can anybody help me here? Am I thinking wrong?

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Re: When it was published in 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring called [#permalink]
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alexferreira999 wrote:
I don't really agree with the solution of question 2.
Option A says: "DDT was banned for agricultural purposes but not for malaria control" and in the passage it is written that "DDT was not banned for malaria control."
The fact that DDT was not banned for malaria control, doesn't mean that it was banned for agricultural purposes.
The statement in the passage is not sufficient to conclude A.
In fact, it is inclusively said that the passage does not support the ban of DDT pesticide.

Can anybody help me here? Am I thinking wrong?

Thank You,
Alexandre Ferreira.



Hi alexferreira999,

Part of option A that says that DDT was banned for agricultural purposes can is clearly stated in the lines: "Carson’s book is credited with facilitating a 1972 ban on agricultural use of the pesticide DDT in the United States", it was never banned for anti-malaria use.


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