A sociological checklist for assessing environmental health risks
European Journal of Risk Regulation
36 - 45 p.
environmental health risks, risk perception, process of risk assessment
The contribution of social sciences to risk assessment has often been confined to dimensions of risk perception and communication. This article relates an effort to promote knowledge from the social sciences that addresses other dimensions of risk issues. A sociological checklist produced for ANSES in France helps to identify and analyse social dimensions that should be given attention during the process of risk assessment.