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Pure Appl. Chem., 2003, Vol. 75, No. 11-12, pp. 2515-2519

Precautionary principle and endocrine active substances

B. D. Goldstein

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 103 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

Abstract: The precautionary principle has been central to many of the debates concerning the appropriate approach to the threat posed by endocrine active substances (EASs). This newly emerging principle has been applied to issues as diverse as persistent organic pollutants and the European trade barrier on beef from hormone-treated cattle.