Wet Cleaning Technology Eliminates PCE Use in Dry Cleaning. 2013.

Late lessons

The 2013 Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation report is from the European Environment Agency (EEA) in collaboration with a broad range of external authors and peer reviewers. The case studies across both volumes of Late lessons from early warnings cover a diverse range of chemical and technological innovations, and highlight a number of systemic problems. The 'Late Lessons Project' illustrates how damaging and costly the misuse or neglect of the precautionary principle can be, using case studies and a synthesis of the lessons to be learned and applied to maximising innovations whilst minimising harms.

Author: J. Onasch

Included in Chapter 2, "Too much to swallow: PCE contamination of mains water."  In European Environment Agency. 2013.  Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation. EEA Report No. 1/2013. Available at http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/late-lessons-2