David Peakall

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1931 – 2001

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Who was David Peakall?

David Beaumont Peakall was an internationally recognised toxicologist. His research into the effects of DDE and DDT on eggshells contributed to the ban on DDT in the United States. He proved that the chemicals caused thinning of eggshells, leading to a reduction in the population of various bird species. He also pioneered research on the effects of PCBs on birds.

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Born
Mar 17, 1931
Surrey
Also known as
  • David Beaumont Peakall
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
  • University of London
Died
Aug 18, 2001
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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