Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Risk Communication and Public Health$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Bennett, Kenneth Calman, Sarah Curtis, and Denis Fischbacher-Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199562848

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 15 September 2019

A Precautionary Tale—The Role of the Precautionary Principle in Policy-Making for Public Health

A Precautionary Tale—The Role of the Precautionary Principle in Policy-Making for Public Health

Chapter:
(p.197) Chapter 13 A Precautionary Tale—The Role of the Precautionary Principle in Policy-Making for Public Health
Source:
Risk Communication and Public Health
Author(s):

Denis Fischbacher-Smith

Kenneth Calman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.13

This chapter examines some of the issues arising from the relationship between fear and perceptions of risk, and the implications that the precautionary principle might have in shaping the conflict that ensues in risk debates. It also explores the nature of the precautionary approach in practical terms and the nature of uncertainty as a core element in the process of public health risk management.

Keywords:   risk perception, precautionary principle, public health, uncertainty, risk assessment

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .