Sunday, December 14, 2008

Popularising Risk Assessments

I am currently involved in a project examining how to communicate risk on complex issues to the general public

the website below is DG Sanco's "popularising risk assessments" page containing risk assessments on several areas from tooth whitening to nanoscience. these are interesting to read in themselves and raise a lot of interesting questions about the effect of information and message framing on perceptions and behaviour.



Gerard O'Neill said...

Good link - nothing on the risks of eating dioxin-laced pork mind!

I reckon Ulrich Beck's Risk Society is still the best statement on the (hysterical) state we're in.

Justin Wehr said...

Great link, thanks for sharing!

I wonder how they decided which public health concerns would make the list and which wouldn't.

Liam Delaney said...

Good Question - it would be interesting to examine which information is most demanded by the public currently - we are doing some interesting projects on that in here at the moment.