Scientific Uncertainty and Its Influence on the Public Communication Process

  • Virginia H. Sublet
  • Vincent T. Covello
  • Tim L. Tinker

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 86)

About this book


Experts from academia and government who are actively engaged in research in the area of risk communication present a compendium of cases that give information and allow the development of strategies to improve the communication of scientific information to the public. The cases span Western, Central and Eastern Europe, covering such areas as nuclear waste, heavy metal contamination, landfill siting, risk perception, global warming, international health for all, and more. The conclusions and recommendations presented here are being used to develop future activities to further explore this area of risk communication as an international study.
Audience: Scientists, risk communicators, psychologists, toxicologists, health professionals, and anyone who has an interest in public communication on scientific uncertainty.


Institution Nation development environment management safety strategy uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginia H. Sublet
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vincent T. Covello
    • 3
    • 4
  • Tim L. Tinker
    • 5
  1. 1.Sublet & AssociatesColumbusUSA
  2. 2.University of CincinattiUSA
  3. 3.Center for Risk CommunicationColumbia University New YorkUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  5. 5.Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4737-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8619-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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