Two Resources for Information on Precautionary Principle

*Taking Steps to Be Safe: Precautionary-Based Laws, Policies and Agreements, 2003* Environmental Health Alliance. A sample list of current international, national, state, and local laws, treaties and agreements, and industry initiatives based on the precautionary principle. Arranged in alphabetical order by issue, from arsenic-treated wood to Toxic Chemicals. 10 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.besafenet.com/. Contact Environmental Health Alliance, P.O. Box 6806, Falls Church, VA 22040; phone (703) 237-2249; email chej@chej.org, Web site http://www.besafenet.com/.

*The Precautionary Principle Puts Values First, 2002* Nancy Myers. An overview of the precautionary principle including its history, definition, and implementation paying particular attention to the values underlying the principle. Also includes a defense against common criticisms of the principle and its current and potential role in policy-making and to enhance democratic processes. 10 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.rachel.org/library/index.cfm?St=1. Contact Environmental Research Foundation, P.O. Box 160, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0160; phone (732) 828-9995; fax (732) 791-4603; email erf@rachel.org; Web site http://www.rachel.org/.

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