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Protecting public health & the environment : implementing the precautionary principle

Author: Carolyn Raffensperger; Joel A Tickner
Publisher: Washington, D.C. ; [Great Britain] : Island Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. This idea, known as the "Precautionary Principle," is seen by environmentalists and public health experts as the way to protecting ecological and human health."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Protecting public health & the environment.
Washington, D.C. ; [Great Britain] : Island Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99019514
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Raffensperger; Joel A Tickner
ISBN: 1559636882 9781559636889 141753950X 9781417539505 9781610913034 1610913035
OCLC Number: 70747959
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 385 pages)
Contents: Establishing a general duty of precaution in environmental protection policies in the United States / Ken Geiser --
The precautionary principle in contemporary environmental policy and politics / Andrew Jordan and Timothy O'Riordan --
The precautionary principle in practice : a mandate for anticipatory preventative action / David Santillo, Paul Johnston, and Ruth Stringer --
The precautionary approach to chemicals management : a Swedish perspective / Bo Wahlström --
Asymmetric information, the precautionary principle, and burdens of proof / Carl F. Cranor --
The precautionary principle as a screening device / David Ozonoff --
Precautionary science / Katherine Barrett and Carolyn Raffensperger --
The political economy of precaution / R. Michael M'Gonigle --
Precaution and respect / Anita Bernstein --
A map toward precautionary decision making / Joel A. Tickner --
Applying the precautionary principle in practice : natural heritage conservation in Scotland / Scottish Natural Heritage --
A conceptual framework for the use of the precautionary principle in law / Nicholas A. Ashford --
Alternatives assessment : part of operationalizing and institutionalizing the precautionary principle / Mary O'Brien --
Environmental bonds : implementing the precautionary principle in environmental policy / Laura Cornwell and Robert Costanza --
The precautionary principle and corporate disclosure / Sanford Lewis --
Practicing the principle / Richard D. Sclove and Madeleine L. Scammell --
How much information do we need before exercising precaution? / Gordon K. Durnil --
Can we say "yes" to agriculture using the precautionary principle : a farmer's perspective / Frederick Kirschenmann --
Precautionary action not taken : corporate structure and the case study of tetraethyl lead in the United States / Peter Montague --
Manganese in gasoline : a case study of the need for precautionary action / Ted Schettler --
Cleaner production and the precautionary principle / Ken Geiser --
The precautionary principle : application to policies regarding endocrine-disrupting chemicals / Peter L. deFur --
Why the precautionary principle? A meditation on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the breasts of mothers / Sandra Steingraber.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel A. Tickner ; foreword by Wes Jackson.
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