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Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 4 of 4: Common Traits

Posted on August 24th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

This post is the fourth in a series of four discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings.  Of the four posts three described examples of disasters created by human beings: 1. Asbestos published July 17; 2. Smoking; and 3. Climate change.  Seeking unbridled profit is the driver of all three disasters. Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 4 of 4: Common Traits” »

Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1 of 4: Asbestos (hardly an old issue!)

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Yes, hardly old!  Every five minutes someone dies of a disease related to asbestos inhalation!

What is a disaster?

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines disaster as “a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1 of 4: Asbestos (hardly an old issue!)” »