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The Perils of Progress: The Health and Environmental Hazards of Modern Technology and What You Can Do about Them John Ashton

The Perils of Progress: The Health and Environmental Hazards of Modern Technology and What You Can Do about Them

John Ashton

Published August 21st 1999
ISBN : 9781856496971
Paperback
360 pages
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Clearly written and comprehensive, The Perils of Progress uses the latest scientific research to challenge our societys largely unquestioning commitment to new technologies. While these have no doubt brought many benefits, the authors argue thatMoreClearly written and comprehensive, The Perils of Progress uses the latest scientific research to challenge our societys largely unquestioning commitment to new technologies. While these have no doubt brought many benefits, the authors argue that our confidence in them is seriously misplaced--in some cases dangerously so. The authors consider a vast array of health and environmental issues including: the damaging effects on human health of certain microwaves, including those from mobile phones and television transmission towers- the effects of aluminium in food and other consumer products- the evidence that the trans-polyunsaturated acids formed in most margarines during manufacture may be more detrimental to health than butter. Each chapter ends with a positive and empowering What You Can Do section.