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information overload

An excess of information provided to a person in certain situations, resulting in either a wrong decision or the passing of misinformation 1. Patients must have sufficient information at their disposal to give an informed consent for–eg, an elective surgical procedure; this is problematic when a Pt is informed of very rare complications or side effects of a procedure or the anesthesiology. See Uninformed consent. Cf Informed consent.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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purposes but on the other hand the militants or radical elements of society also take immense advantage from this facility and contaminate public opinion by information pollution through various cyber channels.
"We are suffering from information pollution - much of it toxic, contaminating public debate or just what we rely upon to make sensible choices in our lives.
Bad language, insults, humiliation, mockery, fabricated news and information pollution in the sector abound.
The other concern is what effect this volume of so-called "information pollution" is having on our personal lives.
Now glowing before us each morning on our computer monitors is the unpleasant industrial by-product of our age: information pollution, cybersludge clogging our global information flows and our minds with useless, pointless, even malicious data at a cost to the information industry that can be measured as surely as the grounding of an oil-tanker or water contamination from a chemical plant.

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