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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. "
Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives - Page 79
edited by - 2007 - 148 pages
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The Political Junkie Handbook

Michael Crane - 2004 - 644 pages
...to no one special interests use it as their private sewer. ( Ralph Nader) ^ Precautionary Principle: When an activity raises threats of harm to human health...environment, precautionary measures should be taken even it some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. iSanford Lewis) ^...
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On Cloning

John Harris - 2004 - 184 pages
...1998, which explains the PP as follows: When an activity raises threats of harm to human health orthe environment precautionary measures should be taken...relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context the proponent of an activity, rather than the public, should bear the burden of proof.'7...
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Discovering the Nanoscale

Davis Baird, Alfred Nordmann, Joachim Schummer - 2004 - 321 pages
...potentially harmful agents: Where an activity raises threats of harm to the environment or human health, precautionary measures should be taken even if some...relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context, the proponent of an activity, rather than the public bears the burden of proof. The...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals

Steven G. Gilbert - 2004 - 280 pages
...Precautionary principle When an activity raises threats of harm to the environment or human health, precautionary measures should be taken even if some...relationships are not fully established scientifically. Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle, Jan. 1998. Characteristic Level Examples Knowledge...
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Science and Politics in the International Environment

Neil E. Harrison, Gary C. Bryner - 2004 - 379 pages
...to whom? Another potential solution might reside in what is known as the precautionary principle. 51 When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, this principle argues that precautionary measures should be taken, even if some cause-and-effect relationships...
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Ecological Economics: An Introduction

Michael Common, Sigrid Stagl - 2005 - 592 pages
...often-cited statement from the so-called Wingspread conference in Racine, Wisconsin in 1998 sums it up: 'When an activity raises threats of harm to human...relationships are not fully established scientifically.' The Precautionary Principle can be thought of as a hierarchical approach to setting targets. The sustainability...
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The Precautionary Principle in Practice: Environmental Decision-making and ...

Jacqueline Peel - 2005 - 244 pages
...issued by a conference convened by environmentalists and environmental organisations, which states: 'When an activity raises threats of harm to human...relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context the proponent of an activity, rather than the public, should bear the burden of proof....
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The Environmental Science of Drinking Water

Patrick Sullivan, Franklin J. Agardy, James J.J. Clark - 2005 - 384 pages
...uncertainty, it is not unreasonable to invoke the "precaution principle" (Appell, 2001) that states "when an activity raises threats of harm to human...relationships are not fully established scientifically." The application of this principle is especially relevant to this problem, as many inorganic and synthetic...
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The CMS Guide to Management Planning

2005 - 244 pages
...as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation. (Rio Declaration 1992) > When an activity raises threats of harm to human health...relationships are not fully established scientifically. (Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly 1998) The precautionary principle is controversial. There are...
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Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation: Process Fundamentals and ...

Pedro J. Alvarez, Walter A. Illman - 2005 - 609 pages
...been a major driving force for pollution prevention and industrial ecology. This principle states that "when an activity raises threats of harm to human...precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause -and-effect relations are not fully established scientifically" (1998 Wingspread Statement). At the...
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