Edizione: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1996
Experts from academia and government who are actively engaged in research in the area of risk communication present a compendium of cases that give information and allow the development of strategies to improve the communication of scientific information to the public. The cases span Western, Central and Eastern Europe, covering such areas as nuclear waste, heavy metal contamination, landfill siting, risk perception, global warming, international health for all, and more. The conclusions and recommendations presented here are being used to develop future activities to further explore this area of risk communication as an international study. Audience: Scientists, risk communicators, psychologists, toxicologists, health professionals, and anyone who has an interest in public communication on scientific uncertainty.
Scientific Uncertainty in Risk Communication: An International Perspective; V.H. Sublet. Environmental Health in Europe: Uncertainties, Realities, and Perceptions; K.A. van der Heijden, A.A. Kuchuk. The Determinants of Trust and Credibility in Environmental Risk Communication: An Empirical Study; V.T. Covello, R.G. Peters. Educating Young People About Environmental Health Risks: Results from National Field Trials of the Environmental Health Risk Module; V.T. Covello. The Case Study Method in Risk Communication: Case Studies of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS); T.L. Tinker. Uncertain Communication: Institutional Discourse in Nuclear Waste Repository Siting; C. Mays, M. Poumadere. Perception of Uncertainty: Lessons for Risk Management and Communication; O. Renn, et al. Uncertainties About the Health Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination: The Case of Metallochemia; A. Vari. Risk Communication and Public Perception of Military Pollution in Estonia; R.E. Lofstedt. The Influence of Environmental Uncertainty on Lay Perceptions of Risk and Safety; B.J. Nordenstam. A Methodological Approach in Communication of the Uncertainty Regarding Major Accident Hazards; C. Vollono, G. Marsili. Subject Index.
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