The Resource Perils of progress : the health and environment hazards of modern technology and what you can do about them, John Ashton & Ron Laura

Perils of progress : the health and environment hazards of modern technology and what you can do about them, John Ashton & Ron Laura

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Perils of progress : the health and environment hazards of modern technology and what you can do about them
Title
Perils of progress
Title remainder
the health and environment hazards of modern technology and what you can do about them
Statement of responsibility
John Ashton & Ron Laura
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Perils of Progress calls on the latest scientific research to challenge our society's largely unquestioned commitment to new technologies. While these have undoubtedly brought many benefits, the authors argue that industrial society's reliance on every latest technology as a cure-all for our problems is seriously misplaced - in some cases dangerously so. Their book introduces the reader to a vast array of health and environmental issues which are increasing public concern."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
363.17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA565
LC item number
.A74 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 I-492
  • WA 30
NLM item number
A828p 1999
Label
Perils of progress : the health and environment hazards of modern technology and what you can do about them, John Ashton & Ron Laura
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm40589105
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 346 pages
Isbn
9781856496971
Lccn
00302857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40589105

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