Rachel's Precaution Reporter #60

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2006..........Printer-friendly version
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Washington State Public Health Association Adopts Precaution
  The Washington State Public Health Association endorsed the
  precautionary principle October 16 "as a vital component of our
  preventive approach to public health in Washington State, advancing
  the goal that all people have an opportunity to reach and maintain
  their full potential."
Washington Public Health Association Endorses Chemical Phaseouts
  The Washington State Public Health Association on October 16
  adopted a resolution endorsing the phaseout of persistent
  bioaccumulative toxic chemicals.
Mendocino County Moves Forward with Precaution Policy
  Mendocino County, California, will apply precaution to stormwater
Industry Girds for Sprawling E.u. Regulatory Scheme
  The chemical industry continues to oppose REACH, Europe's proposed
  new precautionary chemicals policy -- but the handwriting is on the
  wall. REACH is coming, in one form or another.


  Rachel's Precaution Reporter offers news, views and practical
  examples of the Precautionary Principle, or Foresight Principle, in
  action. The Precautionary Principle is a modern way of making
  decisions, to minimize harm. Rachel's Precaution Reporter tries to
  answer such questions as, Why do we need the precautionary
  principle? Who is using precaution? Who is opposing precaution?

  We often include attacks on the precautionary principle because we  
  believe it is essential for advocates of precaution to know what
  their adversaries are saying, just as abolitionists in 1830 needed
  to know the arguments used by slaveholders.

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