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Environmental Hazards and Disasters

  • Harold Kalter
Chapter

Abstract

Discussed in this chapter are conditions that are pandemic, i.e. widespread and hence impact large numbers of people at more or less the same time; as distinct from those that people are exposed to one at a time. Most such potential dangers are controllable, but one, organic mercury, presents a risk that is not wholly avoidable. Only one is a ‘natural’ happening, as distinct from the others, which are the products of human action.

Keywords

Congenital Malformation Spontaneous Abortion Iodine Deficiency Endemic Goiter Organic Mercury 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CincinnatiUSA

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