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Parkinson’s Disease
Polymerase chain reaction
Precautionary Principle
Precautionary Principle
The precautionary principle is the idea that if the consequences of an action are potentially severe or irreversible, the absence of full scientific certainty should not be used to prevent avoidance of harms. This includes the possibility of not taking the action in question.

In practice the principle is most often applied in the context of the impact of human civilization or new technology on the ecosystem, as the environment is a complex system where the consequences of some kinds of actions are often unpredictable.

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