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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

Island Press

Paperback | Jun 1999 | #95186 | ISBN: 1559636882
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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.


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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