Evaluating the Potential for Citizen Science to Increase Consumer Awareness of and Address EDCs in Consumer Products and Waterways
Three endocrine disrupting compound (EDC) citizen science campaigns were conducted between 2018 and 2021 to increase awareness for EDCs in consumer products and waterways. During each campaign, participants calculated their household’s EDC footprint, collected a surface water sample that was assessed for several classes of EDCs, and received a report with study results and tips on how they could reduce their EDC footprint. To understand how participating in this campaign could have increased consumer awareness of and potentially help address the presence of EDCs in consumer products and waterways, a cross-sectional survey was administered to the fifty-nine citizen scientists that participated in the final campaign in June 2021. The survey was composed of 11 closed-ended type questions and one open-ended question that collectively assessed the experiences, backgrounds, and perceived impacts (i.e., awareness and attitude) of those who participated in the campaign. Surveys were designed, administered, and received using Qualtrics survey software.
|Evaluating the Potential for Citizen Science to Increase Consumer Awareness of and Address EDCs in Consumer Products and Waterways
|CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
|November 1, 2022
|November 01, 2022