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Precautionary information-generation in science and the law.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16304936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An information-generation system should be part of precautionary approaches to protecting the public's health and the environment. Such a system would include inventories or surveys of health and the environment, monitoring of them, as well as scoping out or scouting for threats or other harmful things that could occur and providing sentinels to try to identify threats before they materialize. I, then, suggest some ways in which such strategies could be adopted in science and the law as part of a precautionary approach. Doing more to generate information in an anticipatory way will assist implementation of the precautionary principle and help remove some of the uncertainty in environmental and public health protections.
C Cranor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0273-1223     ISO Abbreviation:  Water Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-24     Completed Date:  2006-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9879497     Medline TA:  Water Sci Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside 92507, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Health / legislation & jurisprudence*
Information Dissemination*
Public Health / legislation & jurisprudence*
Risk Assessment

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