Risk Assessments in Urban Environment
Environmental engineering uses the concept of risk assessment to determine risks of adverse effects on people caused by environmental contamination. The perception of risk is emphasized in this chapter and like conventional risk assessment, a basic concept used to decide environmental regulations or other legislation, there are many conflicts and inconsistencies that raise people’s perception of risk. In terms of decision making, the perceived risk is sometimes more important than scientifically determined risk. In order to study the perception of risk, social science, social psychology or other academic fields may be required.
KeywordsRota Virus Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Diesel Particulate Matter Fatal Risk Polio Virus
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