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Reproduced with the kind permission of the Environmental Law Reporter (https://elr.info/)

Abstract

Environmental regulation in the United States has been characterized by short-term decisions with unknown or unanticipated long-term public health
consequences. Some propose to use our inability to predict possible long-term consequences of environmental health regulation as a justification for replacing risk assessment with the “pre-cautionary principle” as the dominant paradigm for making regulatory decisions.

Date of Authorship for this Version

3-2002

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