An epidemiological study of the impact of industrial pollution from a coking works in north-east England on the health of a population resident nearby uncovered strong but localised public concern about the possible dangers of air pollution.
This paper discusses these popular concerns in the context of empirical findings from the study which examined evidence of ill-health alongside evidence on air quality levels.
The substantive issues this paper examines relate to local variations in popular beliefs about health risks, and the relation between such beliefs and measurable differences in health states and status.
The methodological issues addressed centre on the difficulties of interpreting this relationship between popular beliefs and concerns, on the one hand, and health experience, or apparent health experience, on the other.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Cokerie, Industrie, Zone résidentielle, Toxicité, Risque, Angleterre, Nord est, Croyance, Stress, Santé et environnement, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Coking plant, Industry, Residential zone, Toxicity, Risk, England, Northeast, Belief, Stress, Health and environment, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0508157
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 01/03/1996.