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Society for Risk Analysis Presents Several Studies on the Continued Threat of Foodborne Illnesses

Oct. 2017 Although the quality and safety of food produced and sold in the U.S. remains high, outbreaks of foodborne illness continue to occur. Risk assessments are needed to better monitor and control foodborne pathogens. Measuring the risk of foodborne illnesses, along with the burden associated with them, helps the public understand their impact and […]

THE POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF VOLCANO ALERTS

While volcano alerts keep risk-area residents informed of volcanic hazards, a new study finds that alerts issued during long periods of volcanic unrest can negatively impact a region’s economy Herndon, Va. (February 26, 2021) – The Volcano Alert Level (VAL) system, standardized by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 2006, is meant to save […]

MAPPING COVID RISK IN URBAN AREAS: A WAY TO KEEP THE ECONOMY OPEN

Researchers in India use GIS mapping to identify city neighborhoods at highest risk of a COVID outbreak—helping officials place targeted restrictions to avoid an economic shutdown Herndon, Va. (March 24, 2021) – As COVID-19 vaccines slowly roll out across the world, government officials in densely populated countries must still manage vulnerable communities at highest risk […]

HOW MANY COUNTRIES ARE READY FOR NUCLEAR-POWERED ELECTRICITY?

A study of 126 nations suggests that many lack the capacity to safely deploy nuclear power on their own As demand for low-carbon electricity rises around the world, nuclear power offers a promising solution. But how many countries are good candidates for nuclear energy development? A new study in the Journal Risk Analysis suggests that […]