Subject: Technology & Engineering / Social Aspects

Subject: Technology & Engineering / Social Aspects

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Inevitably Toxic

|9780822945314|Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise| Not a day goes by that humans aren’t exposed to toxins in our environment—be it at home, in the car, or workplace. But what about those toxic places and items that aren’t marked? Why are we warned about some toxic spaces’ substances and not others? The essays in Inevitably Toxic consider the exposure of bodies in the United States, Canada and Japan to radiation, industrial waste, and pesticides. Research shows that appeals to uncertainty have led to social inaction even when evidence, e.g. the link between carbon emissions and global warming, stares us…

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