RESOURCES: Precautionary Principles

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Science  29 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5722, pp. 609
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5722.609c

Looking for data on the health risks of beryllium or advice about cleaning up spills of phthalic acid? Immerse yourself in chemical safety information at this site from the United Nations and other international organizations. The collection of fact sheets, reports, and other documents profiles hundreds of widely used substances and products, such as the flavoring zingerone, which gives gingersnaps their snap. For a quick rundown on a chemical's risks, flip through the chemical safety cards. Longer documents evaluate hazards from specific pesticides, potential carcinogens, and other kinds of compounds.

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