Editorial: From Alcohol to Breast Cancer to Beef and BSE -- Improving our Communication of Risk

Marmot, Michael
July 1996
American Journal of Public Health;Jul96, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p921
Academic Journal
The author stresses the importance of better understanding of the management and communication of public health risks. He argues that in spite of the relevance of scientific evidence relating exposure to harm, it is far from sufficient for actions affecting public health. The public is often ahead of the politicians with regard to assessing public health risks which result in the public's distrust of politicians.


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