Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing The Precautionary Principle
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 key to protecting ecological and human health.
In January 1998, the Science and Environmmental Health Network convened an international group of scientists, researchers, environmentalists, academics, and labor representatives to discuss ways of incorporating the precautionary approach into environmental and public health decision-making. Known as the Wingspread Conference on Implementing the Precautionary Principle, the workshop focused on understanding the contexts under which the principle developed, its basis, and how it could be implemented. Protecting Public Health and the Environment is an outgrowth of that conference. The book:
Public health professionals and academics, policymakers, environmental lawyers, sustainable agriculture proponents, economists, and environmental activists will find the book an enlightening and thought-provoking guide to a new way of thinking about ecosystem and public health protection.
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TO FORESEE AND TO FORESTALL
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND POLITICS
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN PRACTICE A MANDATE FOR ANTICIPATORY PREVENTATIVE ACTION
THE PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH TO CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT A SWEDISH PERSPECTIVE
LAW AND THEORY
ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND BURDENS OF PROOF
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AS A SCREENING DEVICE
A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE USE OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN LAW
ALTERNATIVES ASSESSMENT PART OF OPERAHONALIZING AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
ENVIRONMENTAL BONDS IMPLEMENTING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND CORPORATE DISCLOSURE
PRACTICING THE PRINCIPLE
HOW MUCH INFORMATION DO WE NEED BEFORE EXERCISING PRECAUTION?
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN ACTION
CAN WE SAY YES TO AGRICULTURE USING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE A FARMERS PERSPECTIVE
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PRECAUTION
PRECAUTION AND RESPECT
INTEGRATING PRECAUTION INTO POLICY
A MAP TOWARD PRECAUTIONARY DECISION MAKING
APPLYING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN PRACTICE NATURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN SCOTLAND
PRECAUTIONARY ACTION NOT TAKEN CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND THE CASE STUDY OF TETRAETHYL LEAD IN THE USA
MANGANESE IN GASOLINE A CASE STUDY OF THE NEED FOR PRECAUTIONARY ACTION
CLEANER PRODUCTION AND THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE APPLICATION TO POLICIES REGARDING ENDOCRINEDISRUPTING CHEMICALS