Applying the Precautionary Principle to Consumer Household Cleaning Product Development
Applying the precautionary principle to consumer household cleaning product development Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 429-437 Cara A.M. BondiFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-429-437.pdf
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File Synopsis: Hazardous chemicals are pervasive in household disinfectant products. Many ingredients have established associations with acute and chronic human health conditions as well as with environmental damage. Although these associations are suggested but not proven, they are of great concern. This article describes the application of the precautionary principle to the selection of an anti-microbial active ingredient for a botanical disinfectant when significant uncertainty exists around the hazard and risk of traditional disinfectant active ingredients. We show that application of the precautionary principle does not stifle innovation and facilitates a responsible approach to product development. Download file...