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Document ID (ISN)109316
CIS number 09-275
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Martuzzi M., Goldstein B.D., Cogliano V.J., Kriebel D., Rushton L.
Title The precautionary principle: In action for public health
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.64, No.9, p.569-574. 48 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; exposure; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; IARC; classification; research; chemical products
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; United Kingdom; Italy; USA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation