The sun safety metanarrative: Translating science into public health discourse

@article{Garvin1997TheSS,
  title={The sun safety metanarrative: Translating science into public health discourse},
  author={Theresa D. Garvin and John Eyles},
  journal={Policy Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={47-70}
}
A case study examining the relationship between ozone depletion, UV radiation and skin cancer shows how scientific uncertainty is reduced and, through consensus building, translated into certainty in public health messages. Using narrative analysis we examine Canadian consensus statements on the dangers of UV and reconstruct the supporting logical claims and scientific evidence. Though considerable uncertainty remains about the relationship between the environment and skin cancer, both public… CONTINUE READING

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