Don’t get caught in the debate that surrounds us daily about the health impacts of this or that, just choose to simplify and be your own best expert. The Precautionary Principle teaches us that if we wait until we’re absolutely certain something is not acceptable, we’ve probably waited too long.
A 1998 consensus statement characterized the precautionary principle this way: “when an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically”. The statement went on to list four central components of the principle: taking preventive action in the face of uncertainty; shifting the burden of proof to the proponents of an activity; exploring a wide range of alternatives to possibly harmful actions; and increasing public participation in decision making. – The Precautionary Principle in Environmental Science
We are all responsible for ourselves and have the opportunity to make sound, healthy decisions … let’s exercise that power!
As we like to remind everyone, “If you listen to your body whisper, you will never hear it roar”.