Category:Business And Politics

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Aerotoxic Syndrome

Aerotoxic Syndrome is an illness caused by the long-term effects of breathing contaminated cabin air in an aircraft. The term was introduced in 1999. The supply of warm compressed air that is required for a comfortable environment and sufficient air pressure in the cabin is supplied from the engines, and so is in contact with moving parts which have to be lubricated. There are various engine seals in place which are designed to keep the lubricating oil and air separate. However, these seals are often not 100% effective and let a certain amount of oil into the air. They may also wear out with time. If a large amount of oil mixes with the very hot compressed air, fumes or smoke enter the cabin. This is known as a “fume event”. There are no filters in the cabin air supply to stop this happening. More...

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Greenwash (a portmanteau of green ideologies and whitewash) is a term that is used to describe a company, industry, government, politician or any organisation that advertises positive environmental practices while acting in the opposite. More...

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The section Business And Politics evaluates the impact of prevailing practices in these fields on the life of the people, the place and the environment and offers conscious alternatives to reach the same goal.

Every small and large business decision or the decision to not do anything has a huge impact on the environment and society. Articles in this section aim to create awareness about prevailing practices, outcomes and the cost of such small and large decisions. They highlight the choices available to political and the corporate leaders and also to people. They make us aware about how we as individuals can have a say on such issues.

It also makes us realise that we cannot excuse our own inaction and we as individual can imact the decision of these larger than life entities.


Managing Electronic Waste

  • The United States generates more e-waste than any other nation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. More than 4.6 million tons of it entered U.S. landfills in 2000, and that amount is projected to grow fourfold in the next few years.
  • The average lifespan of computers in developed countries has dropped from six years in 1997 to just two years in 2005.
  • 674 million mobile phones were sold worldwide in 2004 - 30 percent more than in 2003.
  • As much as 1000 tonnes of a brominated flame retardant called TBBPA was used to manufacture 674 million mobile phones in 2004. This chemical has been linked to neurotoxicity. More...


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