The Precautionary Principle and New Technologies & Products


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Which of the following did the Stockholm Convention address?

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1. Which of the following describes the approach of many businesses in the United States which causes an introduction of products into the market that have not been thoroughly tested?

2. Which of the following is the Food and Drug Administration responsible for regulating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your knowledge of the precautionary principle. Areas of specific focus include the Stockholm Convention and elements of the precautionary principle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What the Stockholm Convention addressed
  • Definition of the precautionary principle
  • Approach of the U.S.
  • Responsibilities of the FDA
  • Difficulty in assigning responsibility for product safety

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the responsibilities of the FDA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why it is difficult to assign responsibility for product safety

Additional Learning

To decide which approach to product safety you lean towards, review the corresponding lesson titled The Precautionary Principle and New Technologies & Products. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the main focus of the precautionary principle
  • Appreciate what adhering to the principle means
  • Understand how the U.S. generally approaches new products
  • Describe how Europe differs from the approach of the U.S.
  • Know what the international standards include