An interesting problem is the analysis of effects of the predominant
impact of technological change on the health of societies. This study
considers technological change as the human activity that generates a
huge impact on societies and causes environmental disorders affecting
the health of population. In particular, technical innovations support
the industrialisation and human development, which by a social change
based on population growth, mass production and consumption, and
resources depletion, engenders pollution and several environmental
carcinogens. This study shows that a main effect of the critical impact
of technological change on societies is the high cancer incidence of
population living in industrialised areas of opulent and advanced
countries. Vital empirical evidence and linkages between observed facts
endeavour to explain the major relationships concerning the interactions
among technology, ecosystems and the health of societies.
Keywords: Technology, Industrialisation, Pollution, Cancer, Human Development, Social Change, Environmental Change.
JEL classification: O33, O44, I15, Q53