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An Evaluation of Strategies for Promoting Effective Radon Mitigation
This 1990 report evaluates the relative effectiveness of a broad range possible strategies for reducing radon risks to the public, with particular emphasis on two very different approaches: information and awareness campaigns to encourage radon testing and remediation by the general public, and provision of radon information at time of home sale. The authors evaluate the likelihood of success of these two approaches in actually reducing exposure to radon, and raise a number of important public policy questions (although they do not take positions on them):
- What should be the role of government in encouraging the public to take actions that are in their own self-interest, but which they do not perceive to be of sufficient importance to bother doing so?
Should the government make testing mandatory?
If so, for whom, and who should be informed of the results?
Should remediation be mandatory or voluntary?
- Introduction and Executive Summary
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 PollutantsEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - RadiationAuthors:
Doyle, James K.
McClelland, Gary H.
Schulze, William D.
Locke, Paul A.
Elliott, Steven R.
Russell, Glenn W.
Moyad, AndrewEPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area: United States, Boulder (CO), Washington (DC)Study Purpose: Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation, Policy Evaluation
- Participating Organizations
Colorado, University of, Center for Economic Analysis Address:
City: Boulder State: CO ZIP: 80309
Environmental Protection Agency, Ofice of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Address: 401 M Street SW
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 03/01/1990Number of Pages: 188EPA #:
- How to Obtain Report
Evaluation of an Intensive Radon Information and Awareness Campaign (in Washington, DC)
An Evaluation of Radon Testing and Mitigation at Time of Home Sale (in Boulder County, CO)
Legal Strategies for Addressing Radon Disclosure at Time of Real Estate Transfer
Conclusion: An Evaluation of Strategies for Promoting Effective Radon Mitigation.