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prevention, precaution & risk assessment

Answering the Critics of Precaution

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

April 16, 2004

Abstract:

Provides responses to those who criticize the precautionary principle....

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Answering the Critics of Precaution, (DOC, 64 KB)

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)

Some legal implications of the Precautionary Principle: improving information-generation and legal protections

Authors:

Cranor, Carl

Publication Date:

March 1, 2003

Abstract:

Carl Cranor, "Some Legal Implications of the Precautionary principle: improving information-generation and legal protections," European Journal of Oncology (2003; Supplement 2), pgs. 31-51....

Introduction to Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Publication Date:

January 1, 1999

Abstract:

A brief history of the precautionary principle. This is part of the introductory chapter to the book edited by Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel Tickner, Protecting Public Health and the Environment; Implementing the Precautionary Principle (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1999)....

Precautionary Guidance for Toxic Site Cleanups

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

March 31, 2004

Abstract:

Draft paper on the precautionary principle and the cleanup of toxic sites....

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Precautionary Guidance for Toxic Site Cleanups, (DOC, 80 KB)

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Environmental Professionals

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

January 1, 2003

Abstract:

Guidance for environmental professionals....

Risk in a Free Society

Publication Date:

March 1, 1984

Abstract:

William D. Ruckelshaus, "Risk in a Free Society," Risk Analysis Vol. 4, No. 3 (1984), pgs. 157-162....

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Risk in a Free Society, (PDF, 278 KB)

Perception of Risk

Authors:

Slovic, Paul

Publication Date:

April 17, 1987

Abstract:

Presents results of "risk perception research" purporting to tells us how "the public" perceives and responds to "risks" (meaning dangers)....

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Perception of Risk, (PDF, 1370 KB)

Pew Environmental Health Commission Summer 1999 Update

Publication Date:

July 15, 1999

Abstract:

Newsletter of the Pew Environmental Health Commission Summer 1999; contains the Commission's defintion of "enviromental health" and reveals survey data showing widespread support for efforts to improve public health....

NJDEP Discussion Paper on the Concept of Requiring Granular Activated Carbon Treatment...

Publication Date:

September 16, 2003

Abstract:

In the summer of 2003, N.J. Department of Environmental Protectaon discovered some 600 poorly-understood synthetic organic chemicals in various municipal drinking water supplies. The Department is considering a precautionary remedy for this problem, and circulated this paper seeking public comment....
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