precautionary principle, principle of precaution

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1750
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A definition of the term "precautionary principle, principle of precaution" is presented. It refers to a risk management principle, originally developed in the environmental movement. The principle is based on the concept of avoiding any new action, like introducing a new technology or a new drug, that carries a hypothetical risk for human or planetary health.


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