Mobile phones are convenient and frequently invaluable, yet exposure to their
electromagnetic radiation is invisible. Therefore, any danger this exposure poses
may be easily dismissed.
• Exposure is long-term and its effects on the body, particularly its electrical
organ, the brain, are compounded by numerous other simultaneous long-term
exposures including continuous waves from radio and TV transmitter towers,
cordless phone base stations, power lines, and wireless/WiFi computing devices....
My interest in work-related ill-health had more contemporary origins. I have had
an academic and personal interest in women’s health in general for many years
and in the early 1980s I became a member of a small women’s group who were
concerned about the hazards women faced in their work.
AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question,...
Primary pollutants are those in which the substance emitted is itself hazardous. Some
primary pollutants also produce other dangerous substances after undergoing chemical
reactions in the atmosphere, and these are known as secondary pollutants. Primary pollutants
include the following substances.
This includes dust, smoke, aerosols and haze - any finely divided airborne solid material.
Strikes and kicks can be very swift and dangerous because of the two horny claws on
each foot. Striking with the forelimbs is often performed as part of a rearing jumping
action while on the move. With the hind leg the camel can kick to its own shoulder in
swinging sidewards and kick forcefully rearwards. They are able to deliver a strong
sweeping kick while in sternal recumbency. The camel is also capable of delivering quite
a forceful, backward kick with the front leg. Wild camels in open country will run away
while they can, but may be very...
Without net new jobs, however, the process is short-circuited. The painful results are
most evident today in some European countries and in developing countries where an
initial burst of technical-industrial growth has stagnated. In these situations, high
unemployment has become so chronic that even many graduates of universities and
technical schools cannot get a foothold in the workplace. The chance for these young
people to develop their skills and contribute their ideas is deferred and, in many cases,
The previous edition of Energy Technology Perspectives(ETP), published in summer
2008, called for an energy technology revolution to tackle the undesirable
consequences of our current patterns of energy supply and use. It also highlighted
that, if we did not alter course, concerns about energy security and the threat of
dangerous climate change would only become much worse. So what – if any –
progress have we made over the last two years in meeting these challenges?
At first sight, it may seem as though not much has changed.
This research concerns pre-positioning knowledge to address development communication
strategies, which in turn are important for addressing the UN Millennium Development
It is difficult to predict the social impact of new technology. The development community
has to run to keep up with the changes in Information and Communication Technologies
(ICTs), and to determine the opportunities and dangers to the poor of new technology.
This research was commissioned as an opportunity for “future thinking”.
The impacts of fuel consumption by light-duty vehicles
are profound, influencing economic prosperity, national
and Earth’s environment. Increasing energy efficiency
has been a continuing and central objective for automobile
manufacturers and regulators pursuing objectives that
range from reducing vehicle operating costs and improving
performance to reducing dependence on petroleum and
limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Is the United States in danger of losing its competitive edge in science and technology (S&T)? This concern has been raised repeatedly since the end of the Cold War, most recently in a wave of reports in the mid-2000s suggesting that globalization and the growing strength of other nations in S&T, coupled with inadequate U.S.
Nikolas Kompridis has also written about the dangers of new technology, such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, synthetic biology and robotics. He warns that these technologies introduce unprecedented new challenges to human beings, including the possibility of the permanent alteration of our biological nature. These concerns are shared by other philosophers, scientists and public intellectuals who have written about similar issues (e.g. Francis Fukuyama, Jürgen Habermas, William Joy, and Michael Sandel)....
This report, which is written for all who are concerned about the dangers posed by the
harmful use of alcohol, can serve as a comprehensive knowledge base on the status
of alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policies in the world. Health
ministries and other concerned parties can use it to support the development and
implementation of their policies and interventions.
Since 1974, WHO has been actively involved in documenting and reporting on alcohol-
related health issues and problems.