Communication about persistent environmental risks

Problems of knowledge exchange and potential of participative techniques

Sara Fuller*, Karen Bickerstaff, Fu Meng Khaw, Sarah Curtis

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter reviews research on the potential for knowledge exchange and participative approaches in making risk communication more effective. It focuses particularly on examples of communication concerning 'chronic', persistent risks associated with environments that are known to be contaminated, as well as 'potential' sources of environmental contamination, such as industrial facilities, in their normal operation and decommissioning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk communication and public health
EditorsPeter Bennett, Kenneth Calman, Sarah Curtis, Denis Fischbacher-Smith
Place of PublicationOxford; New York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780191722523
ISBN (Print)9780199562848
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental risks
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Public health
  • Risk communication

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