Scientific research should apply greater use of the precautionary principle in order to reduce the potential hazards for new and untried technologies and chemicals, a new report has urged.

The report, Late Lessons form Early Warnings (Volume 2), published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) is a follow-up to a 2001 study into the health and environmental impacts of scientific innovation. The current volume looks at scientific research and the precautionary principle across a range of...

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