Shared values, social trust, and the perception of geographic cancer clusters.

@article{Siegrist2001SharedVS,
  title={Shared values, social trust, and the perception of geographic cancer clusters.},
  author={Michael Siegrist and George Cvetkovich and Heinz Gutscher},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          1047-53
        }
}
Extensive scientific investigations often fail to identify specific carcinogens that have caused geographic clusters of cancer cases. In many such examples, public health officials and other experts have concluded that the cluster is not the result of a particular local environmental condition. Despite this conclusion by experts, concerned members of local communities often persist in believing that the cancer cluster was not random. The present study accounts for the persistence of this belief… CONTINUE READING
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