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Description
Innocent until proven guilty approach: product manufacturers must prove a product is safe
Benefits: now slowing down technological innovation and economic advancement
Disadvantage: putting into wide use some substances that may later on turn out to be dangerous


Precautionary principle approach: substances are harmful until they are shown to be harmless
Identifies troublesome toxicants before they are released
But, this may impede the pace of technology and economic advance
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