Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Precautionary Principle Comes to America?

The precautionary principle, a well accepted legal concept in the European Union as well as other places around the world, may become a topic of considerable discussion in America as the result of proposed federal legislation aimed at restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in beverage and food containers.
The precatuionary principle and the federal legislatsion were discussed this morning on National Public Radio's Morning Edition ( "Is 'Better Safe Than Sorry' Reason Enough for Law?" April 15, 2009).

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