The 1998 Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle summarizes the 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 Wingspread Conference on the Precautionary Principle was convened by the Science and Environmental Health Network).
From the womb to the golden years: explore this section and learn how to stay active, eat well and avoid toxic chemicals one healthy step at a time.
At different stages in your life, your body is changing. From a child to a senior, your internal chemistry is never constant. Environmental contaminants can affect you in different ways at different times in your life, so it’s important to stay healthy and active and most importantly, avoid these toxic ingredients and follow the precautionary principle if you're unsure about a product's health effects. Explore this page for more information on how to avoid these chemicals and learn about healthy alternatives during each stage of your life.