This article explores the use of the precautionary principle in situations of intermingled uncertainty and risk. It analyses how the so-called uncertainty paradox works out by examining the Pfizer case. It reveals regulatory complexities that result from contradictions in precautionary thinking. In conclusion, a plea is made for embedment of uncertainty information, while stressing the need to rethink regulatory reform in the broader sense.
The precautionary principle in times of intermingled uncertainty and risk: some regulatory complexities
M.B.A. van Asselt, E. Vos; The precautionary principle in times of intermingled uncertainty and risk: some regulatory complexities. Water Sci Technol 1 September 2005; 52 (6): 35–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2005.0148
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