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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 Mar;7(3):1153-73. doi: 10.3390/ijerph7031153. Epub 2010 Mar 18.

Real or illusory? Case studies on the public perception of environmental health risks in the north west of England.

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Cheshire & Merseyside Health Protection Unit, Moorgate Point, Moorgate Road, Knowsley Industrial Park, Kirby, Merseyside, UK. alex.stewart@hpa.org.uk

Abstract

Applied research in a public health setting seeks to provide professionals with insights and knowledge into complex environmental issues to guide actions that reduce inequalities and improve health. We describe ten environmental case studies that explore the public perception of health risk. We employed logical analysis of components of each case study and comparative information to generate new evidence. The findings highlight how concerns about environmental issues measurably affect people's wellbeing and led to the development of new understanding about the benefits of taking an earlier and more inclusive approach to risk communication that can now be tested further.

KEYWORDS:

case studies; environmental hazards; public health; risk perception

PMID:
20617024
PMCID:
PMC2872300
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph7031153
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