IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Volume 11 Issue 4 • Winter 1992

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  • Health risks valuations based on public consent

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):7 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Health risks for the public due to electric power generation are examined. The risk include those already known to exist due to air pollution and nuclear radiation and the newer potential risks of electromagnetic fields at power frequencies. It is shown that members of populations at risk are capable of making valuations of the worth to them of reduction of such risks. In soliciting their response... View full abstract»

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