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Main Title Radon risks : attitudes, perceptions and actions /
Author Sjoberg, Lennart. ; Sjoeberg., L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sjèoberg, Lennart.
Fisher, Ann.
Sjoberg, Lennart.
CORP Author Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden).;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/230/04-89-049
Stock Number PB90-141243
OCLC Number 22599669
Subjects Atmospheric radon
Additional Subjects Radon ; Risk ; Public health ; Communications management ; Information services ; Perception ; Attitudes ; Mass communication ; Information processing(Psychology) ; Information sources ; Toxic substances ; Case studies
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-04-89-049 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2015
EJED  EPA 230-04-89-049 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/09/1995
EJER RISK T10.68.S56 1989 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/09/1995
NTIS  PB90-141243 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 96 pages.
As many as 8 million homes in the United States may have elevated radon levels, with accompanying lung cancer risks several orders of magnitude higher than for most other environmental risks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Program (EPA) does not have clear regulatory authority over radon, so has relied on an information program. Less than 5% of homes have been tested, which is disappointing from a public health stance. The report summarizes the available research on communicating about the risk from radon from the perspective of a psychologist. The research results are critiqued to draw practical conclusions for radon policy and suggest the most important topics for further risk communication research.
"August 1989" "EPA/230/04-89-049" Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-92).