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Protecting Public Health and the Environment Implementing the Precautionary Principle

Edited By: Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel Tickner
350 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Island Press
Protecting Public Health and the Environment
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About this book

Describes the `Precautionary Principle': Its history, specific content, scientific and philosophical foundations and its function, explaining how to know when precautionary action is needed and who decides what action will be taken.

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The precautionary principle in contemporary environmental policy and politics; a mandate for anticipatory preventative action; the precautionary approach to chemicals management; burdens of proof; the precautionary principle as a screening device; precautionary science; the political economy of precaution; precaution and respect; a map of the precautionary principle; precaution in Scotland; use of the principle in law; alternatives assessment; bonds to protect the environment; corporate disclosure; democracy and precaution in action; the International Joint Commission; applying the principle to agriculture; corporate decision-making; public health concerns; cleaner production and the precautionary principle; precaution and endocrine disruption.

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Edited By: Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel Tickner
350 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Island Press
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