Next Article in Journal
Exploring a Complementary Stress Management and Wellbeing Intervention Model for Teachers: Participant Experience
Next Article in Special Issue
Evaluation of Knowledge and Risk Perception about Antibiotic Resistance in Biology and Mathematics Young Students in Nîmes University in France
Previous Article in Journal
Trace Metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Zn) and Stable Isotope Ratios (δ13C and δ15N) in Fish from Wulungu Lake, Xinjiang, China
Previous Article in Special Issue
Students’ Intention of Visiting Urban Green Spaces after the COVID-19 Lockdown in China
Article

Perceived Risk in the Population Living near the Turin Incinerator: Comparison between before and at Three Years of Operation

1
Regional Epidemiology Unit, ASL TO3, Piedmont Region, Via Sabaudia 164, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
2
Environmental Epidemiological Unit, Regional Environmental Protection Agency, Piedmont Region, Via Pio VII 9, 10135 Turin, Italy
3
Department of Prevention, ASL TO3, Piazza San Francesco 4, 10059 Susa, Italy
4
Department of Prevention, ASL TO1, Via Della Consolata 10, 10122 Turin, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Paul B. Tchounwou, Liliana Cori, Fabrizio Bianchi and Ennio Cadum
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(17), 9003; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179003
Received: 15 July 2021 / Revised: 23 August 2021 / Accepted: 24 August 2021 / Published: 26 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research about Risk Perception in the Environmental Health Domain)
When the Turin incinerator went into operation in 2013, it was accompanied by surveillance of health effects that included a human biomonitoring survey of 394 residents. They responded to items investigating their awareness of environmental and health issues and perception of environmental health risks. In this study, we compared the questionnaire responses before plant startup and at 3 years of operation. To accomplish this, we investigated changes in perceived risk and evaluated the efficacy of communication strategies. A total of 344 participants equally distributed in an exposed and an unexposed group responded to the follow-up questionnaire. Survey items investigated the perception of a relationship between illness and exposure to environmental pollution, feeling at risk of developing an illness, and concern about natural and anthropogenic hazards. The proportion of ‘certain’ and ‘very probable’ responses was compared to the total using the difference-in-differences method. Analyses showed an overall decrease in the differences between the two groups, which suggests that the communication actions undertaken for the exposed group were effective. Future communication plans should also include initiatives targeting the unexposed group. View Full-Text
Keywords: perceived risk; incinerator; pre–post analysis; human biomonitoring survey perceived risk; incinerator; pre–post analysis; human biomonitoring survey
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Bena, A.; Gandini, M.; Crosetto, L.; Ivaldi, C.; Procopio, E.; Salamina, G.; Orengia, M.; Farina, E. Perceived Risk in the Population Living near the Turin Incinerator: Comparison between before and at Three Years of Operation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9003. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179003

AMA Style

Bena A, Gandini M, Crosetto L, Ivaldi C, Procopio E, Salamina G, Orengia M, Farina E. Perceived Risk in the Population Living near the Turin Incinerator: Comparison between before and at Three Years of Operation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(17):9003. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179003

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bena, Antonella, Martina Gandini, Laura Crosetto, Cristiana Ivaldi, Enrico Procopio, Giuseppe Salamina, Manuela Orengia, and Elena Farina. 2021. "Perceived Risk in the Population Living near the Turin Incinerator: Comparison between before and at Three Years of Operation" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 17: 9003. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179003

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop