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Partners in Precaution

Visit these websites for more information on taking precautionary action. For information on groups in other states doing precautionary work, contact

National Organizations
Breast Cancer Fund works on national and regional precautionary campaigns.

Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) shares information and tracks emerging scientific evidence on links between diseases and possible environmental causes.

Partnership for Principle 10 is a World Summit on Sustainable Development initiative for governments, civil society and organizations to provide the public with access to information, participation, and justice for environmentally sustainable decisions.

Physicians for Social Responsibility has precautionary environmental health publications and reports.

Precautionary Principle Project was a joint initiative of international groups that developed a “best practice” guidance on natural resource management and biodiversity conservation.

Precaution Reporter is a valuable weekly newsletter by Environmental Research Foundation.

PVC Consumer Campaign is a BE SAFE national campaign to phase out PVC, the “poison plastic”.

Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) promotes the precautionary principle and have publications and resources.

Eastern States
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League works on precautionary campaigns in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition and the Alliance for a Toxic-Free Future work on precautionary campaigns in New York State.

Environmental Health Strategies Center works on precautionary campaigns in Maine.

Massachusetts Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow is a state coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers, and educators seeking precautionary action on toxic hazards.

Massachusetts Center for Sustainable Production has information and resources on precautionary programs. The Center’s Chemicals Policy Initiative has information on US and European chemicals policy efforts. The Center’s Sustainable Hospitals Project has information on alternatives to problem chemicals in hospitals.

Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute promotes reduction in the use of toxic chemicals in industry in MA.

Midwest States
Ecology Center works on precautionary campaigns in Michigan.

Western States
Taking Precaution is part of the Bay Area Working Group on the Precautionary Principle in San Francisco, CA with publications and resources.

Washington Toxics Coalition works on precautionary campaigns in Washington.