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ERIC Number: EJ870316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Communicating Chemical Risks for Social Learning: Findings from an Expert Opinion Survey
Lyytimaki, Jari; Assmuth, Timo; Hilden, Mikael
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v8 n3-4 p174-183 2009
Environmental and health risks caused by chemical substances have been intensively debated in various arenas of science and policy, and in news media. The impacts of risk debates on the public have been widely studied, while less attention has been paid to expert views. We present results from a cross-national survey charting expert views on the policy-level assessment, management, and communication of chemical risks. We focus on the need for reflexive concepts and approaches in risk assessment and governance when seen as social learning processes. Based on the results we present recommendations for improving risk communication of expert organizations. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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