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The Suffering Gene: Environmental Threats to Our Health

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Publisher Comments:

This book explains how our genes work, and how they are adversely impacted by a huge range of factors in modern society in both the countries of the North and the South. These include toxic industrial and agricultural chemicals, excessive sunlight (as a result of the hole in the ozone layer), nuclear radiation from power plants and the military, as well as other forms of radiation (mobile phones, electricity transmission systems and the like), food contaminants, atmospheric pollutants (including things like tobacco smoke and car exhaust fumes), and the potential impact of genetic engineering.

Book News Annotation:

Burdon, professor emeritus, U. of Strathclyde, UK, explains how genes work and how they are adversely affected by the many hazards of modern society. He addresses food contaminants and additives, atmospheric pollutants such as tobacco smoke and car exhaust fumes, toxic industrial and agricultural chemicals, nuclear and other forms of radiation, and the possible affects of genetic engineering.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This work explains how our genes are adversely affected by the modern environment in which we live. It explains how the body defends itself from external attack, what happens when these defences are overwhelmed, and the need for much more careful in future technological developments.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-244) and index.

About the Author

Roy Burdon was Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde since 1997 where he was Chairman, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology from 1986-1989.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842772850
Subtitle:
Environmental Threats to Our Health
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Burdon, Roy
Author:
Burdon, R. H.
Location:
Montreal
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Neoplasms
Subject:
Carcinogens, Environmental.
Subject:
Environmental exposure.
Subject:
Genetic toxicology.
Subject:
Mutation.
Subject:
DNA damage.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Series Volume:
21.
Publication Date:
20031024
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.72x5.24x.60 in. .73 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Product details 256 pages Zed Books - English 9781842772850 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work explains how our genes are adversely affected by the modern environment in which we live. It explains how the body defends itself from external attack, what happens when these defences are overwhelmed, and the need for much more careful in future technological developments.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-244) and index.
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