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The Precautionary Principle should be the rule when it comes to pesticides

In March 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, assessed the carcinogenicity of pesticides, and has classified the herbicide Glyphosate and the insecticides Malathion and Diazinon as probable carcinogenic to humans.

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/MonographVolume112.pdf

That is one huge reason the The Precautionary Principle should be the rule when it comes to pesticides which is what should be practiced at all schools parks and homes – anywhere where children congregate (more…)

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Treat the Earth well. 

It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

-Ancient Indian Proverb

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A Top Five (5) List of Precautionary Principles to protect children from environmental exposure to toxins while their endocrine system is developing.

We must protect children from environmental exposure to toxins while their endocrine system is developing. The Precautionary Principle, is an approach which is characterized by minimizing potential hazards to children health, at the onset of an activity, rather than accepting a level of harm. (more…)

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“When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be takeneven if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context the proponent of an activity, rather than the public, should bear the burden of proof. The process of applying the precautionary principle must be open, informed and democratic and must include potentially affected parties. It must also involve an examination of the full range of alternatives, including no action.”http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Caution_needed_for_the_Precautionary_Principle.php

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Visit APP Advocate Precautionary Principle and learn about why the Precautionary Principle is a crucial management practice when it comes to the health of our children.  In this era of widespread chemical exposure to children, the Precautionary Principle matters! 

The Precautionary Principle advocates the elimination of potential hazards to health at the onset of an activity, rather than accepting a level of harm.” Recent science such as the National Cancer Institute’s meticulously written research entitled  Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, published in 2010, shows that toxins are responsible for making our children chronically ill with conditions from autism to cancer.

The logical solution is we must reduce toxic risks to children in their everyday lives.  (more…)

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Why you should Adopt the Precautionary Principle at home (Abridged from an Article : Time to Heed the Evidence  By Sean Palfrey, MD) We can work on and pass meaningful Safe Chemical Act  reform and build in proactive responses to new evidence of medical danger whenever it appears which can stop jeopardizing the health of our children’s grandchildren. Abridged from an Article : Time to Heed the Evidence  By Sean Palfrey, MDTwo generations ago, Rachel Carson woke us up, and her book and others sounded a clarion call that should have changed the country’s laissez faire attitude about inventing, using, and discarding chemicals into our air, water, and soil before we studied them to reassure ourselves that they were harmless

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The Precautionary Principle means simply when credible evidence exists that a synthetic chemical is known to result in unintended harmful outcomes to human health, and the presence of such a chemical is found where it does not belong, such as in human bodies, our regulatory agencies must use the Precautionary Principle  as an approach to children health, which eliminates potential hazards rather than accepting a level of harm.

The Precautionary Principle means that chemical companies will be required to prove that their products will have no adverse effect on children health before the chemical is approved for use by the EPA. (more…)

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