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Precautionary Principle Pushed in the United States

By Susan Casoni
Pesticide.Net Insider eJournal June 7, 2005
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Following San Francisco’s lead, a growing number of jurisdictions consider adopting this ‘better safe than sorry’ principle – but an industry representative argues that it would weaken the scientific basis for regulatory procedures already in place.

Along with those industry arguments against precaution, read about the latest precautionary policies being implemented in New York, Oregon, Georgia, New Mexico and San Francisco, plus excerpts from a speech by EPA head Stephen Johnson, and a Pesticide.Net profile of Carolyn Raffensperger.