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Jul 26, 2016, 08:30 ET As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions On Who And When To Warn

 A group of risk experts is proposing a new framework and research agenda that they believe will support the most effective public warnings...


Jun 28, 2016, 08:00 ET Next Flu Pandemic Could Double Past Cost Estimates

A pandemic influenza outbreak in the United States could have widespread economic costs nearly double the total amounts experts have previously...


Apr 26, 2016, 14:47 ET How Can Regulators Know Which Of The 80,000 Manufactured Chemicals Pose Risks?

 A team of federal government researchers has successfully pilot tested a new method to more quickly and cheaply collect data that can help...


Jan 26, 2016, 11:58 ET Food Imported From Low-GDP Nations Poses Higher Safety Risks, Study Finds

Food imported into the United States from countries with a low gross domestic product (GDP) poses higher risks than food from richer countries,...


Dec 21, 2015, 12:57 ET Love In The Time Of Ebola: Study Reveals Factors Bolstering Altruism In Face Of Risk

When the Ebola epidemic broke out in 2014, many people responded with fear and loathing, calling for travelers from West Africa to be quarantined,...


Dec 21, 2015, 12:57 ET Love In The Time Of Ebola: Study Reveals Factors Bolstering Altruism In Face Of Risk

When the Ebola epidemic broke out in 2014, many people responded with fear and loathing, calling for travelers from West Africa to be quarantined,...


Sep 28, 2015, 09:45 ET SRA: Do Mothers React To More Info About Chemical Risks? The Answer May Surprise You

New and expectant mothers surprisingly were not motivated to adopt greater protective actions against the chemicals most often covered in the news,...


May 27, 2015, 09:45 ET Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades To National, State Reliability Rules

National and state electricity regulations that industries, businesses, and consumers depend on to prevent power outages are deficient in a number...


Mar 05, 2014, 12:15 ET Stricter Controls Of Wastewater Reuse On Crops Needed To Meet WHO Guidelines

Wastewater used to irrigate agricultural crops in countries where water is scarce may contribute to significant public health risks such as...


Jan 24, 2014, 11:15 ET European Scholars Find Prior Experience Heightens Perceptions Of Disaster Risks

People who have experienced a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or terrorist attack have a heightened perception of the risks posed by these...


Oct 31, 2013, 12:15 ET Residents Weigh Global Benefits And Local Risks In Views Of Climate Change Measures

An emerging method to store global warming carbon dioxide (CO2) underground faces challenges in gaining public acceptance, especially when the...