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What Makes the Public More Likely to Second-Guess Authorities During a Crisis?

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they won’t always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. Why not?
17-May-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Can Regulators Know Which of the 80,000 Manufactured Chemicals Pose Risks?

A new pilot study defines an approach that can help EPA and other government regulators decide which among the more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce and the environment, many poorly understood, should receive priority attention.
25-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ballooning 10 Billion World Population Drives Moderate-to-High Worries, Study Finds

Risk analysts have gathered new evidence that the public sees a medium-to-high risk that worldwide population growth could lead to food and water shortages, species extinctions, and other disasters, pointing to the likelihood that concerned...
29-Feb-2016 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Food Imported from Low-GDP Nations Poses Higher Safety Risks, Study Finds

Food imported into the United States from countries with low GDP poses higher safety risks, suggesting the need for food safety management reforms, according to a new analysis of federal import violations data.
26-Jan-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Love in the Time of Ebola: Study Reveals Factors Bolstering Altruism in Face of Risk

Study explores why some people react altruistically to news about an Ebola outbreak while others do not.
21-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

At 2015 SRA Meeting: Automaker Liability, World Refugee Crises, Risk and Resilience

Journalists are invited as guests to find great news leads and meet experts at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, December 6-10, 2015.
27-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids’ Injuries

Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests.
23-Nov-2015 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

U.S. Airlines Learning from Accident Close Calls, But They Can Try Harder, Study Finds

Although U.S. airlines are extraordinarily safe, they are missing an important opportunity to acquire even more safety-related information because some incidents involving close calls are not probed as evidence of potentially dangerous behavior but...
29-Oct-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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