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Risk Communication, Culture, and Ethnicity
Risk communication, culture, and ethnicity

Risk can be defined broadly as a condition in which there is a possibility that people or property could experience adverse consequences. Some people, by virtue of their access to data or their specialized expertise in interpreting that data, have more information than others about the risk of a particular hazard and about ways in which that risk can be managed. These risk analysts have the responsibility to convey their assessments to decision makers who must determine what action to take in response to the risk that the analyst has characterized. These assessments typically (1) define risk in terms of the likelihood that an event of a given magnitude will occur at a given location within ...

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