Optimistic biases in public perceptions of the risk from radon.

@article{Weinstein1988OptimisticBI,
  title={Optimistic biases in public perceptions of the risk from radon.},
  author={Neil D. Weinstein and Michael Klotz and Peter M. Sandman},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1988},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={796-800}
}
Survey data were obtained from a random sample of 657 homeowners in New Jersey and also from 141 homeowners who had already monitored their homes for radon. People who had not tested tended to believe that they were less at risk than their neighbors, and they interpreted ambiguous predictors of home radon levels in ways that supported their beliefs of below… CONTINUE READING