|Document ID (ISN)||109316|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Martuzzi M., Goldstein B.D., Cogliano V.J., Kriebel D., Rushton L.
||The precautionary principle: In action for public health
||Sep. 2007, Vol.64, No.9, p.569-574. 48 ref.
||The precautionary principle states that the lack of scientific certainty must not be viewed as a reason to ignore or postpone preventive or remedial action when there are other good reasons to do so. The principle has its roots in environmental protection in the 1970s. This editorial argues in favour of its adoption in public heath. Four readers comment on this editorial, raising some of the difficulties faced in precisely defining the scope and limits of the principle.
||occupational safety and health; exposure; hazard evaluation
||carcinogens; IARC; classification; research; chemical products
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France; United Kingdom; Italy; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work