Environmental Interpretive Consultations LLC
Risk Communication and Environmental Education Services
L.B. Sandy Rock, MD, MPH ,
President, Environmental Interpretive Consultations LLC
Who needs the services and what are they?
Who: Public agencies, utilities and private industries and organizations that face increasing challenges in working with the public on issues of risks to human health and safety. Public officials and scientists who lack experience in risk communication. Anyone needing facilitation or enhanced discussion of environmental issues: global climate change; air, water, soil pollution; toxic substance and radiation exposures and health effects; woodsmoke hazards; PBT's (Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins); noise issues (e.g. leafblowers).
What is Risk Communication?
Risk Communication (RC) is a "science-based approach for communicating effectively in high-concern, low-trust, high-stress, emotionally-charged and/or controversial situations." [Covello] Effective RC explains, researches, teaches, and assists in the methodology and practice of human health risk dialogue between the exposed (potential, perceived, or actual) individual or community and the industry/agency/organization responsible for the exposure and/or for assessing and/or ameliorating it.
Health Risk Communication and Dialogue services for your agency, organization, or industry. Doctor L.B. Sandy Rock is a Public and Environmental Health Physician experienced in risk communication and dialogue with individuals and communities which have been or may have been exposed to toxic substances or other health hazards.
Doctor Rock can provide:
Doctor Rock has served as Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science and Regional Planning division of Washington State University (TriCities) where he taught Risk Communication. He has also taught Environmental Health at Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA), among other courses*.
*Environmental Science and Cell Biology