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dc.contributor.authorDu, Xen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zen
dc.contributor.authorDong, Len
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jen
dc.contributor.authorBorthwick, AGLen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-22T17:01:33Z
dc.date.available2021-08-22T17:01:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-20en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/17710
dc.description.abstract

Abrupt environmental pollution accidents cause considerable damage worldwide to the ecological environment, human health, and property. The concept of acceptable risk aims to answer whether or not a given environmental pollution risk exceeds a societally determined criterion. This paper presents a case study on acceptable environmental pollution risk conducted through a questionnaire survey carried out between August and October 2014 in five representative districts and two counties of Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, China. Here, environmental risk primarily arises from accidental water pollution, accidental air pollution, and tailings dam failure. Based on 870 valid questionnaires, demographic and regional differences in public attitudes towards abrupt environmental pollution risks were analyzed, and risk acceptance impact factors determined. The results showed females, people between 21-40 years of age, people with higher levels of education, public servants, and people with higher income had lower risk tolerance. People with lower perceived risk, low-level risk knowledge, high-level familiarity and satisfaction with environmental management, and without experience of environmental accidents had higher risk tolerance. Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that public satisfaction with environmental management was the most significant factor in risk acceptance, followed by perceived risk of abrupt air pollution, occupation, perceived risk of tailings dam failure, and sex. These findings should be helpful to local decision-makers concerned with environmental risk management (e.g., selecting target groups for effective risk communication) in the context of abrupt environmental accidents.

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dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectenvironmental risken
dc.subjectpsychometric paradigmen
dc.subjectquestionnaireen
dc.subjectrisk acceptanceen
dc.subjectrisk perceptionen
dc.subjecttailings pondsen
dc.subjectAccidentsen
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAttitudeen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectCitiesen
dc.subjectDisastersen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Pollutionen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectLogistic Modelsen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectMiddle Ageden
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectRisk Assessmenten
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.subjectYoung Adulten
dc.titleAcceptable Risk Analysis for Abrupt Environmental Pollution Accidents in Zhangjiakou City, China.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28425956en
plymouth.issue4en
plymouth.volume14en
plymouth.publication-statusPublished onlineen
plymouth.journalInt J Environ Res Public Healthen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph14040443en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-04-17en
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ijerph14040443en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-04-20en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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