Rachel's Precaution Reporter

"Foresight and Precaution, in the News and in the World"

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

                   Table of Contents Edition
     Mendocino County Supervisors Will Study Precaution
       A broad coalition of local officials and interested citizens 
       have asked their county board of supervisors to consider 
       adopting the precautionary principle as county policy.
     Chemicals Found in Babies Heat Up the REACH Debate in Europe
       Uncertainty over the health risks of low-level chemical 
       contamination may compel European lawmakers to strengthen their 
       precautionary REACH proposal for chemicals policy.
     Cellphones 'Should Not Be Given to Children'
       A report issued by the UK's National Radiological Protection 
       Board (NRPB), a government advisory body, calls for a 
       "precautionary approach" to cellphone use.
     The Perils of the Precautionary Principle
       "A subjective concept such as 'the precautionary principle' is
       itself dangerous because it permits what conservative scholars 
       have called 'precaution without principle.'"


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