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Late lessons from early warnings : the precautionary principle 1896-2000


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TitleLate lessons from early warnings : the precautionary principle 1896-2000
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHarremoës, Poul, Gee David, MacGarvin Malcolm, Stirling Andy, Keys Jane, Wynne Brian, and Vaz Sofia Gudes
Corporate AuthorsEuropean Environment Agency
Pagination211 p.
PublisherEuropean Environment Agency
Place PublishedLuxembourg
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number92-9167-323-4
Abstract

This report by the European Environment Agency, examines fourteen case studies which demonstrate how ignoring early warning signs lead to a failure to adequately protect human health and the environment. These case studies were reviewed by experts in the field of environmental, occupational, and consumer hazards and the authors were asked to identify dates of early warning signs, how this data was used or not used to reduce hazards, and finally to describe the resulting costs, benefits, and lessons that could be drawn from the case study. The editorial team then distilled these findings into twelve "lessons" to be used for future technologies. The report also looks at the potential application of the precautionary principle in cases of this sort, in a way to contribute to debates about the pros and cons of applying the precautionary principle.

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