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Main Title Communicating radon risk effectively : radon testing in Maryland : final report /
Author Desvousges, William H. ; Desvousges, W. H. ; Smith, V. K. ; Rink, H. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Smith, V. Kerry.
Rink, Hillery H.
Zahedi, Nancy.
Fisher, Ann.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Analysis.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Economics Analysis Division : Program Evaluation Division,
Year Published 1988
Report Number CR-811075; 3990-02; EPA-230-03-89-048
Stock Number PB89-196422
OCLC Number 32377939
Subjects Radon control industry--Maryland ; Risk communication
Additional Subjects Radon ; Maryland ; Communication management ; Mass communication ; Education ; Design criteria ; Environmental surveys ; Residential buildings ; Risk assessment ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJER RISK T10.68.D47 1988 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/30/1997
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-03-89-048 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/23/2023
NTIS  PB89-196422 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., forms ; 28 cm.
Two sets of materials and corresponding delivery strategies for communicating radon risk were evaluated, compared with a 'no-special-treatment' strategy in a comparison community. One community received radio public service announcements and utility bill inserts. The second received these plus posters, local government sponsorship of a radon awareness week, and local slide presentations. The most intensive efforts (multiple channels, multiple hits) were more effective than the less intensive effort, which had little impact compared with no special treatment. From a marketing perspective, the effort was very successful, increasing the share of homeowners who tested for radon from 5% to 15%. This may not be viewed as sufficiently effective from a public health perspective, however.
"October 1988"--T.p. "March 1989"--Cover. "EPA-230-03-89-048"-Cover. "EPA cooperative agreement no. CR-811075." "RTI project no. 3990-02." "This report summarizes the findings from an evaluation of risk communication effectiveness performed under cooperative agreement CR- 811075." Includes bibliographical references: p. 9-1 - 9-4.