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    • Precautionary policies and health protection : principles and applications : report on WHO workshop, Rome, Italy 28-29 May 2001 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‎EUR/02/5022710, 2002)‎
      Changes in society and rapid developments in technology are producing an ever-increasing variety of agents that may pose unknown risks to human health. Countries and international bodies call for a precautionary approach in making policy choices, and the precautionary principle has received increasing attention as a tool for decision-making in situations of scientific uncertainty. The rationale for applying precautionary policies in the environmental and public health fields is being debated, however, and criteria for developing specific policies ...