Elimination and/or banning DDT throughout the world have led to at least 1 million deaths in Africa alone last year. But counting all the earlier deaths in Africa, and all the deaths in other countries (including the US because of its 1972 DDT ban), one gets an idea of just how much death and misery was caused by almost one single book.
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was the driving force behind eliminating DDT throughout the world. Her fraudulent claims of bird egg thinning, and widespread declines in bird populations have all been thoroughly debunked by numerous studies.
Many need to read Junkscience.com -- 100 things you should know about DDT to fully understand DDT history. The Malaria Clock -- a Green Legacy of Death totals up malaria deaths of more than 90 million to date, with almost 15 billion cases where malaria has caused immense suffering and poverty.