Health, Hazards and Public Debate: Lessons for Risk communication from the BSE/CJD Saga

Millstone, Erik and Dora, C (2004) Health, Hazards and Public Debate: Lessons for Risk communication from the BSE/CJD Saga. EURO Nonserial Publication . World Health Organisation. ISBN 9789289010702

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Abstract

The BSE(bovine spongiform encephalopathy) saga has made painfully evident the limitations of risk communication as a one way avenue where information to the public about the risks they face come after critical policy decisions have already been made. In fact communication has even been identified as one of the key elements of what went wrong and generated the loss of trust in government discourse and in beef in Europe. Clearly there was a need to learn from that experience and share those lessons. This challenge was taken up by the WHO and a group of European scholars, with the support of DG Research.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Erik Millstone
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:51
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22587
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