The Value of Reducing Cancer Risks at Contaminated Sites: Are More Knowledgeable People Willing to Pay More?

Stefania Tonin, Anna Alberini, Margherita Turvani

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Abstract

We use conjoint choice questions to investigate people's tastes for cancer risk reductions and income in the context of public programs that would provide for remediation at abandoned industrial contaminated sites. Our survey was self-administered using the computer by persons living in the vicinity of an important contaminated site on the Italian National Priority List. The value of a prevented case of cancer is €2.6 million, but this figure does vary with income, perceived exposure to contaminants, and respondent opinions about priorities that should be pursued by cleanup programs. © 2011 Society for Risk Analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1182
Number of pages26
JournalRisk Analysis
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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