When it comes to public safety - and the safety of the environment and of foods, medications and ways they are processed - for which the EPA, FDA and other government agencies were established - the Precautionary Principle must be the rule rather than a half-hearted band-aid approach after disaster strikes that could have been foreseen and prevented or a willingness to only regulate AFTER scientific consensus has been established concerning irrefutable harm being done or that is likely to be done - without adequate safeguards.
Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg in 2014 ruled, “…good public policy dictates that the risk should not be ignored.”! “When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.” [A]
A Wingspread Conference on the Precautionary Principle, Wisconsin, January 26, 1998, Science
and Environmental Health Network (SEHN): Science and Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and