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prevention, precaution & risk assessment

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

Publication Date:

November 1, 2002

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

Comments on the Cornell-Dublier superfund site in South Plainfield, N.J.

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

August 4, 2004

Abstract:

Comments by Peter Montague for the formal record of a public hearing held by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in South Plainfield, N.J. July 13, 2004, to discuss cleanup options for Operable Unit 2 of the Cornell-Dublier Superfund site in South Plainfield....

Perinatal Exposure to Low Doses of Bisphenol A Affects Body Weight...

Publication Date:

July 1, 2001

Abstract:

Study reveals that ras are unusually sensitive to the effects of exposure to low levels of bisphenol A (commonly thought to be very weakly estrogenic) during pregnancy and that effects are measurable in their offspring. In other words, this study reveals that TIMING of exposure is critical....

Developmental toxicity of terbutaline: Critical periods in sex-selective effects on macromolecules and DNA synthesis...

Publication Date:

January 15, 2003

Abstract:

Study of rats reveals that timing of exposure to terbutaline is crucial in determining effects of exposure....

The Chemical Wars

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

March 1, 2004

Abstract:

The culture of economic growth and rapid innovation has led the chemical industry to contaminate tens of thousands of locales with hazardous chemicals that are poorly understood. As a result, the chemical industry finds itself at war with citizens who are troubled by the widespread dissemination of ...

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The Chemical Wars, (PDF, 261 KB)

Organic Lawn Care

Authors:

Pellerano, Maria

Publication Date:

June 30, 2004

Abstract:

This is a handout that accompanies a presentation on Organic Lawn Care....

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Organic Lawn Care, (DOC, 78 KB)

Pesticides Literature Review

Publication Date:

April 23, 2004

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This study, subtitled, "Systematic Review of Pesticide Human health Effects," examined 265 studies of the effects of pesticides on human health and concluded that all classes of pesticides pesticides are associated with serious harm to human health. The study recommends adoption of the precautionar...

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Pesticides Literature Review, (PDF, 1011 KB)

Getting to Precaution

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

April 28, 2004

Abstract:

Describes some of the the accomplishments of citizen activism, some of the problems requiring continuing citizen activism, some of the obstacles we face, and some of the goals we need to try to achieve -- chief among them being the precautionary apporoach to decision-making....

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Getting to Precaution, (DOC, 101 KB)

Notes on the Precautionary Principle (Foresight Principle)

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

April 22, 2004

Abstract:

Arguments to use in advancing the precautionary principle....

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Authors:

Nations, United

Publication Date:

August 12, 1992

Abstract:

United Nations, Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development [A/CONF.151/26 (Vol. I)] Annex I, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (New York: United Nations General Assembly, Aug. 12, 1992)....

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Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, (PDF, 27 KB)
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