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prevention, precaution & risk assessment

Health Indicators, Obesity, Diabetes, and Asthma in Seattle

Publication Date:

June 2, 2004

Abstract:

Correspondence from toxicologist Steven G. Gilbert to Tom Hauger, Seattle Department of Planning and Development, dated June 2, 2004, suggesting that the comprehensive plan should incorporate indicators of obesity, diabetes and asthma and set goals for reducing these diseases....

Samsung Electronics to Phase Out Hazardous Substances

Authors:

Sissell, Kara

Publication Date:

June 23, 2004

Abstract:

In June, 2004, the Korean electronics giant, Samsung, committed to reducing the use of hazardous chemicals "as our way of embracing the precautionary principle."...

A Policy Framework for Adopting the Precautionary principle

Publication Date:

January 15, 2004

Abstract:

This is a plan for incorporating the precautiuonary principle into the comprehnsive plans of the city (Seattle) and county (King)....

City of Buffalo Resolution for PBT-Free Purchasing

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

October 15, 2004

Abstract:

Draft resolution committing the City of Buffalo to developing a policy for city purchases to discourage the use or production of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs)....

Reducing the Harms Associated with Risk Assessments

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

September 1, 2004

Abstract:

Describes some of the harms associated with risk assessments and suggestsways that they could be mitigated by risk assessors and by those who employ isk assessors....

The Myth of Meaningful Environmental Risk Assessment

Publication Date:

February 15, 1995

Abstract:

Shgere argues that the uncertainties inherent in quantitative risk assessment render its conclusions meaningless and that no improves can change this basic flaw in the technique. Therefore, Shere argues, EPA should leave the protection of public health (the aim of risk assessment) to the medical co...

Future Directions for Neurobehavioral Studies of Environmental Toxicants

Publication Date:

October 1, 2001

Abstract:

Recommends that studies of neurotoxicants be expanded to include psychiatric measures as well as cognitive measures of impairment in exposed children....

Baseline Human Health Risk Assessment (Cornell-Dubilier Superfund Site, S. Plainfield, N.J.)

Publication Date:

December 20, 2002

Abstract:

Health risk assessment of the Cornell-Dublier superfund site in South Plainfield, N.J....

Critical Windows in the Development of the Rodent Immune System

Authors:

Landreth, K.S.

Publication Date:

October 1, 2002

Abstract:

"The effect of exposure to chemical insults in utero [in the womb], then, may differ depending on the specific timing of exposure..."...

Morphologic and neurotoxic effects of ethanol vary with timing of exposure in vitro

Publication Date:

November 1, 2002

Abstract:

Fetal alcohol syndrome seems to depend upon timing of exposure to alcohol during gestation....
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