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Technological Hazards

Danger originating from technological or industrial accidents, dangerous procedures, infrastructure failures or certain human activities, which may cause the loss of life or injury, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation. Some examples: industrial pollution, nuclear activities and radioactivity, toxic wastes, dam failures; transport, industrial or technological accidents (explosions, fires, spills).

Recommended readings:

Desastres y emergencias tecnológicas Spanish
Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias de Costa Rica.

Impacto de los Desastres en la Salud Publica IV. Problemas generados por el hombre Sapanish (OPS/PAHO)

A comparative Risk Analysis of Technological Hazards.
Proceeding of the National Science Academy o f United States of America (PNAS)

Technological Hazards. Are you ready?
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Identificación y localización de amenazas tecnológicas en centros hospitalarios. Spanish
Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias de Costa Rica

Links related:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Chemicals

International Atomic Energy Agency. Verification

Virtual Library of the Panamerican Health Organization

Technological Hazards de la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias de Costa Rica. Spanish

VERTIC Verification Technology Information Center. Research programmes

 


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