chapter  7
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Synthesis, Recommendations, and Conclusions

Conclusion Statement 1.  Integrating  socioeconomic  values  with  the  estimation  of  potential  ecological  risks  is  likely  to  improve  environmental  decision making.  Socioeconomic values will be dependent on a host of factors, not the least of which  will be the diversity in human wants and needs, but this should not deter their inclusion in the decisional process. There is a role for valuation in the decisional process  whether decisions are being made in the public or private sectors.