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Achieving Greater Consistency Between Subjective and Objective Risks
The purpose of this research is to determine which risk communication strategies can achieve greater consistency between the subjective risk estimates of citizens and the objective risk estimates by experts. The report contains an overview and critique of the risk perception-risk communication literature and discusses the need for the current research. The research design and protocol that was used for interviewing 174 adults in a (unspecified) county about the risks associated with a Superfund or hazardous waste site are discussed. Results and implications of the study for risk communication are presented.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Risk Communication and OtherEnvironmental Media:
c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
c. Land - Superfund/CERCLAAuthors:
Bord, Richard J.
Epp, Donald J.
O'Connor, Robert E.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:Geographic Area:Study Purpose:
Methodology Development & Evaluation, Methodology Guidelines
- Participating Organizations
Pennsylvania State University, Environmental Resources Research Institute Address:
City: University Park State: PA ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency Address:
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 04/01/1989Number of Pages: 126EPA #:
- How to Obtain Report
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