Protecting Public Health and the Environment
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BeschreibungWhen an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically This idea, known as the "Precautionary Principle, " is seen by environmentalists and public health experts as the key to protecting ecological and human health.Protecting Public Health and the Environment offers the views of leading scientists, researchers, environmentalists, academics, and labor representatives on how to incorporate the precautionary approach into environmental and public health decision-making.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe precautionary principle in contemporary environmental policy and politics; a mandate for anticipatory preventative action; the precautionary approach to chemicals management; burdens of proof; the precautionary principle as a screening device; precautionary science; the political economy of precaution; precaution and respect; a map of the precautionary principle; precaution in Scotland; use of the principle in law; alternatives assessment; bonds to protect the environment; corporate disclosure; democracy and precaution in action; the International Joint Commission; applying the principle to agriculture; corporate decision-making; public health concerns; cleaner production and the precautionary principle; precaution and endocrine disruption.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ISLAND PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 411 Seiten