Applying the Precautionary Principle to DDT

@inproceedings{Goklany2000ApplyingTP,
  title={Applying the Precautionary Principle to DDT},
  author={Indur M. Goklany},
  year={2000}
}
The precautionary principle has been invoked to justify a worldwide ban on DDT. However, this justification is based upon a selective application of the principle so that such a ban gets credit for any potential public health and environmental risks it might reduce but no discredit for any risks it might generate for human mortality or morbidity (due to increased malaria incidence caused by cessation of DDT use). Previously I have developed a framework for applying the precautionary principle… CONTINUE READING

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