Environmental Economics

Communicating Radon Risk Effectively: A Mid-Course Evaluation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become increasingly concerned about the risks people face from radon gas in their homes. EPA has developed a risk communication program to help people evaluate their risks and decide whether mitigation is necessary. EPA's Office of Policy Analysis sponsored this Cooperative Agreement research to address radon risk communication research issues. This report provides a mid-course evaluation of the effectiveness of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA's) risk communication program, which is conducting an independent study to monitor radon exposures in New York State.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Risk Communication and Other
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Radiation
    Authors:
    Smith, V. Kerry
    Desvousges, William H.
    Fisher, Ann
    Johnson, F. Reed
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Fisher, Ann
    Geographic Area:
    New York
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0182
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Vanderbilt University;
    Research Triangle Institute;
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Address:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and EvaluationAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    07/01/1987
    Number of Pages:
    235
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-230-07-87-029
    CR811075
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