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Table 2 List of themes and associated sub-themes

From: Residents’ perceptions of radon health risks: a qualitative study

  Themes Sub-themes
1 Source of knowledge Media
Social network
Education and occupation
Home renovation shows
Home inspectors
The current study
National Radon Program
2 Knowledge-risk awareness Advanced
3 Enablers Understanding health risk (cognitive awareness)
Concern for children and oneself (emotional awareness)
Social influence (knowledge of significant others)
Personalizing the risk
Financial capability
Barriers Lack of awareness of health risk
Cumbersome procedures
Cost of remediation
Reduced property value (assumed)
Voluntary nature of the guidelines
4 Residents’ suggestions for improving knowledge dissemination and protective action Role of public agencies
Individual responsibility
Shared responsibility
Role of citizenry
Mandating and legislating