The Department of Energy and other federal facilities are reclaiming land through the process of remediation and restoration, and this land will eventually be turned over for future land uses that may involve recreation.
Understanding the amount of recreation that is likely (and thus individual exposure) is an essential element in decisions about cleanup standards.
In this article the number of days people engage in different recreational activities as a measure of potential exposure is examined.
People attending a Mayfest celebration (n=399) and the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic (n=285) in Columbia, SC, were interviewed regarding their recreational activities.
In most cases reported in the literature, recreational activities are examined as the mean number of days people engage in each activity per year, but to determine risk it is essential to know the distribution of these activities.
In descending order of frequency, people attending the Mayfest reported their activities as birdwatching, photographing, fishing, hiking, camping, and hunting.
There were significant gender differences in the frequency of activities, with men spending more days in every activity except birdwatching and photography.
There were ethnic differences in recreation, with whites engaging in higher levels of most recreational activities than blacks, but the percentage of black men who reported fishing more than 100 d per year was greater than for white men. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Décontamination, Nettoyage, Sol, Pollution radioactive, Friche industrielle, Analyse risque, Exposition, Homme, Loisir, Toxicité, Proximité, Caroline du Sud, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decontamination, Cleaning, Soils, Radioactive pollution, Industrial wasteland, Risk analysis, Exposure, Human, Leisure, Toxicity, Proximity, South Carolina, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0533990
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 13/02/1998.