Revising the History of DDT’s Long-Tailed Legacy
Rebecca Altman appreciates Elena Conis’s new book, “How to Sell a Poison: The Rise, Fall, and Toxic Return of DDT.”...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Rebecca Altman is a Providence-based writer. She holds a PhD in environmental sociology from Brown University and is working on an intimate history of plastics for Scribner Books (US) and Oneworld (UK). Her recent work on plastics and plastics-associated pollutants has appeared in The Atlantic, Orion Magazine, Science, Aeon, and The Washington Post.