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Wiadomości Chemiczne

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Autorzy Mastalerz, P. 
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EN Ecological misinformation
Języki publikacji PL
EN The popular perception of environmental threats is marred by severe misconceptions originating from false information relentlessly propagated by dishonest ecowarriors in collusion with sensation-seeking mass media. The purpose of this article is to denounce the most blatant lies and to show their ideological, tactical and political backgrounds. Discussed are also the potentially harmful consequences of present environmental policies for the well-being of humanity. The article opens with a presentation of some seemingly trifle but characteristic ecological lies and then proceeds with a discussion of misinformation concerning the most serious ecological problems includin industrial pollutants, combustion of municipal solid waste, global climate change, ionizing radiation hazards and the present frenzy concerning the electromagnetic smog. Chemical pollutants discussed here include heavy metals, pesticides, nitrates and various chlorinated organic compounds with special consideration of dioxin and other persistent organochlorine. A separate chapter deals with cancerogenic chemical products. The critique of common misconceptions is based on thorough evaluation of frequently conflicting scientific evidence but intricate details of scientific discissions are avoided for a more distinct exposure of basic tenets. It is shown that several difficult environmental problems are best resolved by application of basic knowledge and common sense. The chemical and radiation threats are presented together with a discussion of the linear hypothesis which states that there are no safe doses of harmful agents. This hypothesis is een as the most important cause of the now prevailing fears of chemistry and of ionizing radiation. Numerous verbatim quotations from articles in daily newspapers and weekly magazines demonstrate that incompetent and frequently histerical reporting is at the backround of many environmental scares which are now haunting the mankind
Słowa kluczowe
PL ekologia   krytyka ekologicznej propagandy   efekt cieplarniany   energia atomowa   zanieczyszczenia chemiczne  
Wydawca Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne
Czasopismo Wiadomości Chemiczne
Rocznik 2000
Tom [Z] 54, 3-4
Strony 227--323
Opis fizyczny bibliogr. 155 poz.
autor Mastalerz, P.
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Kolekcja BazTech
Identyfikator YADDA bwmeta1.element.baztech-article-BUS1-0008-0061