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dc.contributor.authorHimes, Lori J.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Environmental Protection Agency estimates that numerous lung cancer deaths result every year due to radon exposure. Given this, radon education has become an important issue. The purpose of this research was to examine what action consumers had taken to respond to radon as a hazard following an education testing program and why they had taken that action.

In the Fall of 1992, the Virginia citizens Consumer Council, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, conducted a radon education campaign to promote and sell radon test kits. This study is based on a follow-up telephone survey in which 100 Virginia consumers whose homes tested with high radon levels were asked what action they had taken to reduce their radon exposure.

Using a proportional allocation, a sample was drawn from eight Virginia counties. statistical analysis included the use of cross tabulation tables and testing for association through the use of the gamma function. Statistically significant findings included: 1) objective risk does have an impact of hazard response; and 2) a correlation was found between how worried consumers were about their radon problem and their response to the hazard.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.subjectHealth risk assessmenten_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.H564en_US
dc.titleHomeowner perception and response to radonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US of Scienceen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairLovingood, Rebecca P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoss, Rosemary Caruccien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParrott, Kathleen R.en_US

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