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Main Title Public knowledge and perceptions of chemical risks in six communities : analysis of a baseline survey /
Author McCallum, D. B. ; Hammond, S. L. ; Morris, L. A. ; Covello, V. T. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McCallum, David B.
Hammond, Sharon Lee.
Morris, Louis A.
Covello, Vincent T.
Fisher, Ann.
CORP Author Georgetown University. Medical Center. Program on Risk Communication.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Medical Center.; Columbia Univ., New York.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/230/01/90/074; EPA/230/1-90/074
Stock Number PB90-217316
OCLC Number 22784742
Subjects Risk communication ; Risk perception--Citizen participation ; Environmental risk assessment ; Chemicals--Risk factors ; Risk communication--United States--Surveys ; Environmental Pollution ; Environmental Health ; Health Surveys ; Environmental Pollution--United States ; Environmental Health--United States ; Health Surveys--United States
Additional Subjects Demographic surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Public opinion ; Perception ; Regional planning ; Risk communication ; Toxic substances ; Health hazards
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA/230/01-90/074 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/10/1991
EJED  EPA 230-01-90-074 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/20/1991
EJER RISK T10.68.G46 1990 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/20/1991
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-01-90-074 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-01-90-074 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/23/2023
NTIS  PB90-217316 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings).
A survey of public knowledge and perceptions of chemical risk was conducted in six communities. The purpose was to establish a baseline for evaluating change over time in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in response to new information about toxic chemicals, especially as related to Superfund, the Community Right-to-Know Law (SARA Title III), and other risk communication activities. During July and August, 1988, over 500 citizens responded to a 25-minute telephone survey in each city: Albuquerque NM, Cincinnati, OH, Durham NC, Middlesex County NJ, Racine WI, and Richmond VA. The report provides an overview of how citizens in these communities view environmental risks, and how the communities differ in their basic knowledge and attitudes about such risks. Recommendations are provided, for use in preparing risk communication programs and materials.
"January 1990." "Report prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of Cooperative Agreement No. CR-815278 ... in collaboration with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry." "EPA-230-01-90-074." Includes bibliographical references.