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Main Title Communicating radon risk effectively : a mid-course evaluation /
Author Smith, V. K. ; Desvousges, W. H. ; Fisher, A. ; Johnson, F. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Smith, V. Kerry.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Analysis. ;Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. ;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-230-07-87-029
Stock Number PB90-178302
OCLC Number 23118065
Subjects Health risk communication ; Radon--Safety measures ; Radon--Measurement ; Radon measures ; Radon control industry
Additional Subjects Radon ; Houses ; Public health ; Qualitative analysis ; Quantitative analysis ; Education ; Comparison ; Research projects ; Forecasting ; Natural radioactivity ; Exposure ; Risk assessment ; Public information ; Technology transfer ; Indoor air pollution ; Mitigation ; Pollution regulations ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
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EJED  EPA 230/07-87-029 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/09/1995
EJER RISK T10.68.C65 1987 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/09/1995
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-07-87-029 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB90-178302 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. +
A panel of 2300 homeowners was divided into subgroups to test the effectiveness of six alternative ways of explaining the risk from naturally occurring radon gas. The research design focused on two dimensions: Qualitative vs. quantitative and directive vs. evaluative. These characteristics led to 4 experimental booklets, which were compared with EPA's Citizen's Guide and a one-page fact sheet. The evaluation examined how much people learned about radon; whether they could form risk perceptions consistent with their home's measured radon level; and whether they felt they had enough information to make a decision about mitigation. The fact sheet did not perform well on any of these evaluation criteria. None of the five booklets clearly was best for all 3 evaluation criteria; the report discusses the implications for designing an effective radon risk communication program.
"July 1987." "EPA-230-07-87-029"--Cover. "This report provides a mid-course evaluation of the effectiveness of the New York State Energy Research Development Authority's (NYSERDA's) risk communication program ..."--P. iii. Includes bibliographical references. Four pamphlets in pocket.