Thoughtful essays, short stories, or poems on philosophical issues related to science, medical practice, and human health. Topics may include science and the human condition, the unanticipated side of epidemic investigations, or how people perceive and cope with infections and illness.
We present a consumer-focused perspective on creating communications regarding potentially contaminated foods. It is illustrated with decisions that might have faced US consumers during the 2009 recalls of peanut and pistachio products. The example shows how knowledge about test results and regulatory processes might be made more useful to consumers.
Kaptan G, Fischhoff B. Sticky Decisions: Peanut Butter in a Time of Salmonella. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16(5):900-904. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1605.ad1605
Kaptan G, Fischhoff B. Sticky Decisions: Peanut Butter in a Time of Salmonella. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2010;16(5):900-904. doi:10.3201/eid1605.ad1605.
Kaptan, G., & Fischhoff, B. (2010). Sticky Decisions: Peanut Butter in a Time of Salmonella. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(5), 900-904. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1605.ad1605.
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