TITLE

precautionary principle, principle of precaution

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1750
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21241922

 

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