The Regulation of Science and Technology

  • Helen Lawton Smith

Part of the Studies in Regulation book series (STUDREG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Issues

  4. The International Context

  5. Regulation in Practice

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 264-274

About this book


The worst chemical disaster ever could be happening right now. In India and Bangladesh between forty and eighty million people are at risk of consuming too much arsenic from well water that might have already caused one hundred thousand cancer cases and thousands of deaths. Many millions elsewhere in South-East Asia and South America may soon suffer a similar fate. Venomous Earth is the story of this tragedy: the geology, the biology, the politics and the history. It starts in Ancient Greece, touches down in today's North America and takes in William Morris, alchemy, farming, medicine, mining and a cosmetic that killed two popes.


Asia East Asia regulation research science and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Lawton Smith
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Local Economic DevelopmentCoventry Business School, Coventry UniversityUK
  2. 2.Oxfordshire Economic ObservatorySchool of Geography and the Environment Oxford UniversityUK

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