What is the Precautionary Principle, and is it Good or Bad? | Andrew Maynard | Risk Bites

Plenty of people have an opinion on whether the precautionary principle is good or bad, but what exactly is it? Risk Bites dives into the precautionary principle, and provides an essential background for understanding its relevance in areas like responsible innovation and risk innovation. RESOURCES The Precautionary Principle website: http://www.precautionaryprinciple.eu/ UNESCO -- The Precautionary Principle (2005) -- PDF http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001395/139578e.pdf Communication from the European Commission on the Precautionary Principle (2000) -- PDF http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/library/pub/pub07_en.pdf The Precautionary Principle and European Union Legislation: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/consumer_safety/l32042_en.htm The Paralyzing Principle (2002) -- by Cass Sunstein, in case you are interested in an alternative perspective -- PDF http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/2002/12/v25n4-9.pdf The Risk Bites Team: Producer: Andrew Maynard Research Director: David Faulkner Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday prodaucts, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word! Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites

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