Methodologic implications of the Precautionary Principle: causal criteria.

  • Douglas L. Weed
  • Published 2004 in
    International journal of occupational medicine…


Applying the Precautionary Principle to public health requires a re-evaluation of the methods of inference currently used to make claims about disease causation from epidemiologic and other forms of scientific evidence. In current thinking, a well-established, near-certain causal relationship implies highly consistent statistically significant results… (More)


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