Risks of pet ownership: the family practitioner's viewpoint
Contributor(s):: Loar, M. G.
Exposure to pets and the risk of allergic symptoms during the first 2 years of life
Contributor(s):: Pohlabeln, H., Jacobs, S., Bohmann, J.
Household pets among veterans with multiple sclerosis and age-matched controls. Pilot survey
Contributor(s):: Norman, J. E., Jr., Cook, S. D., Dowling, P. C.
Ownership of cats or dogs does not increase exposure to Rickettsia typhi
Contributor(s):: Wiggers, R. J., Stewart, R. S.
Pet ownership: its effect on allergy and respiratory symptoms
Contributor(s):: Bener, A., Mobayed, H., Sattar, H. A., Al-Mohammed, A. A., Ibrahimi, A. S., Sabbah, A.
Respiratory symptoms and hamsters or other pets: a large-sized population survey in Saitama Prefecture
Contributor(s):: Suzuki, K., Kayaba, K., Tanuma, T., Kitazawa, J., Yanagawa, H.
[Congenital toxoplasmosis in Switzerland. Seroprevalence, risk factors and recommendations for prevention]
Contributor(s):: Sturchler, D., Berger, R., Just, M.
Cruel Intimacies and Risky Relationships: Accounting for Suffering in Industrial Livestock Production
Contributor(s):: Purcell, N.
Preventing dog bite injuries: the need for a collaborative approach
Contributor(s):: Keuster, T. de, Overall, K. L.
This article discusses an open-minded multidisciplinary approach for preventing primary and secondary dog bites. This approach is based on the recognition of the interaction between the dog, human and environment in which they interact. Focus is given on the analysis of problem or potential...
Vicious dogs: the antisocial behaviors and psychological characteristics of owners
Contributor(s):: Ragatz, L., Fremouw, W., Thomas, T., McCoy, K.
Who wants privacy protection, and what do they want?
A social contract for biotechnology: shared visions for risky technologies? (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Bruce, D. M.
Future technological developments concerning food, agriculture, and the environment face the conflict of social legitimation from a skeptical public and media, in the wake of the crises of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetic modified (GM) food, and foot and mouth disease in the UK. Key...
Agricultural biotechnology and the future benefits argument. (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Burkhardt, J.
In the face of criticisms about the current generation of agricultural biotechnology products, some proponents of agricultural biotechnology offer a "future benefits argument" (FBA), which is a utilitarian ethical argument that attempts to justify continued R&D. This paper analyses several...
Animals in the media: New boundaries of risk?
Contributor(s):: Gerber, David L. J., Burton-Jeangros, Claudine, Dubied, Annik
Assessment of GM crops in commercial agriculture
Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Lehman, H.
The calibre of the recent discourse regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has suffered from a lack of consensus on terminology, from the scarcity of evidence upon which to assess risk to health and to the environment, and from value differences between proponents and opponents of GMOs....
Commercialization of perennial GE crops: looming challenges for regulatory frameworks
Contributor(s):: Bagavathiannan, M. V., Spok, A., Acker, R. C. van
Overall, the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) crops for commercial cultivation in North America has been a success story. In several cases, however, GE crops have sparked concerns and disagreements among the stakeholders and there are incidences of court lawsuits, including a recent...
Conflict over risks in food production: a challenge for democracy
Contributor(s):: Jensen, K. K.
When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation...
Ethical and value-based aspects of the European Commission's precautionary principle. (Special issue: The Precautionary Principle)
Contributor(s):: Carr, S.
In February 2000, the European Commission adopted a communication on the precautionary principle. This states how the commission intends to apply the principle and establishes guidelines for its application. The document is intended to inform discussions on international agreements. In...
Exploring the links between science, risk, uncertainty, and ethics in regulatory controversies about genetically modified crops
Contributor(s):: Carr, S., Levidow, L.
Just as a stream of genetically modified crops looked set to be approved for commercial production in the European Union, the approval procedure appears to have become bogged down once again by disagreements among and within member states. Old controversies have resurfaced in new forms. The...
Finding a precautionary approach to technological developments - lessons for the evaluation of GM crops. (Special issue: The Precautionary Principle)
Contributor(s):: Mayer, S., Stirling, A.
The introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods into Europe has generated considerable controversy. Despite a risk assessment system that is intended to be precautionary in nature, the decisions that have been taken have not gathered public confidence. Key attributes of a...