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Main Title Perils of progress : the health and environment hazards of modern technology and what you can do about them /
Author Ashton, John
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Laura, R. S.
Publisher Zed Books ;
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40589105
ISBN 1856496961 (hb) 185649697X (pb)
Subjects Environmental health ; Technology--Risk assessment ; Health risk assessment ; Technology--Health aspects ; Technology--Environmental aspects ; Hazardous substances--Health aspects ; Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects ; Environmental Health--Popular Works ; Environmental Pollution--Popular Works ; Food Contamination--Popular Works ; Radiation, Nonionizing--Popular Works
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  RA565.A83 1999 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 09/10/2004
Collation xiii, 346 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 336-337) and index.
Contents Notes
pt.1. Technology and the quest for Utopia. The paradox of progress: is the price we pay for technology too high? pt.2. Electrical technology. The new electrical environment: the shocking truth -- Mobile phones and UHF TV microwaves: how to minimise the risks -- Microwave ovens and your health: you have to know the problems to overcome them -- Computer VDUs and television: watching for the health hazards -- Electricity in the home: should you be plugged in? pt.3. Food technology. Food processing: to eat or not to eat? that is the question -- Aluminium in food: is it factor in Alzheimer's disease? -- Food irridation: towards health or hazard in the 21st century -- Cadmium: the newest toxic link in the food chain -- Pesticides: what you need to know to keep your family safe. pt.4. Water technology. Water chlorination and your health: a second opinion -- The floridation debate: can fluriode be damaging to your health? pt.5. Environmental technology. Airconditioning: finding healthier ways to 'stay cool' -- Artificial light: shedding some light on a dark problem -- The sounds of technology: listening for clues to stay healthy. pt.6. Surviving technology. Finding the way back to good health.