Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Lessons from History
History is rich, and includes everything except
today and our tomorrows. Hopefully we learn as we go . . .
George Santayana, a Spanish American philosopher and writer, famously said: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
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Late Lessons from Early Warnings: Towards Realism and Precaution with EMF?
David Gee, European Environmental Agency - January 30, 2009
"The histories of fourteen well-known hazards and their
harm, which include some chemicals: tributyl tin(TBT),
benzene, polychlorinatedbiphenyls(PCBs), chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFCs), methyl tertbutyl ether (MTBE),sulphur
dioxide, (SO2) and Great Lakes pollution; two pharmaceuticals (diethylstilboestrol (DES) and beef hormones); two physical agents (asbestos and medical X-rays); one pathogen
(BSE); and fisheries, have been reviewed by the European
Environment Agency. The purpose of the review was to
see how societies had used, or not, the available scientific
information in order to avoid or reduce hazards and risks,
and at what overall cost. /
Twelve "Late Lessons" were drawn which attempted to synthesise the very different experiences from the case studies into generic knowledge that can help inform decision making on potential hazards from, for example, GMOS, nanotechnologies, mobile phones, and such endocrine disrupting substances as phthalates, atrazine and bisphenol A. These emerging issues are all cases for which the luxuries of hindsight are not yet available but where there is some plausible evidence of harm, and where exposures are widespread and generally rising. The purpose of the twelve late lessons is to help societies to make the most of both past experience and current knowedge in order to anticipate and reduce the impact of future "surprises" from technologies,without stifling innovation . . . "
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Citizens For Safe Technology
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