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  • In August 2002, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted to ban soft drinks from all of the district’s schools

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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....

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

Abstract:

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....

Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis

Publication Date:

June 1, 1986

Abstract:

Peter M. Vitousek and others, "Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis," BioScience Vol. 36, No. 6 (June, 1986), pgs. 368-373....

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)
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