chapter  14
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Environmental Management and the ISO 14000 family

In the 1950s, people were worried by nuclear testing in the atmosphere, anxious about the destructive influence on health of radioactive fallout; and pictures of Hiroshima and its survivors had been seen worldwide. Science was no longer considered to be exclusively in the service of progress and the well-being of all – it had a dark side. This was first seen during the first technological war, that of 1914-1918 (gas, etc.), and especially at the end of World War II with the experiments carried out by SS doctors on prisoners in concentration camps (experiments, it is true, carried out by doctors with the same “training” on indigenous peoples thirty years earlier [14.1]).