A Paradox Out Of Context: Harris And Holm On The Precautionary Principle


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Per Sandin
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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The precautionary principle is frequently referred to in various momentous decisions affecting human health and the environment. It has been invoked in contexts as diverse as chemicals regulation, regulation of genetically modified organisms, and research into life-extending therapies. Precaution is not an unknown concept in medical contexts. One author even cites the Hippocratic Oath as a parallel to the precautionary principle.
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