Risk perception studies show that people may underestimate significant risks while overestimating others.
Further, government agencies may assume the public becomes aware of risks when the agency has issued advisories, when in reality a segment of the population remains unaware of these warnings.
This article reports on a survey of people fishing on the catchment basins of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York City.
Of the 154 groups interviewed, only 19% believed the waters or fish were contaminated or unsafe, despite state warnings to the contrary.
Fishermen made nearly five visits per month, and ate an average of three fish a week, (remaining fish were eaten by their families/and fish were usually fried.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution eau, Pêcheur, Contamination, Poisson comestible, Perception, Risque, Homme, Aliment, Information public, Estuaire, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Water pollution, Fisherman, Contamination, Edible fish, Perception, Risk, Human, Food, Public information, Estuaries, New York, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0545456
Code Inist : 002B03M03. Création : 199406.