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Urban air quality in north-east England: Exploring the influences on local views and perceptions

Lookup NU author(s): Denise Howel, Dr Suzanne Moffatt, Helen Prince, Dr Judith Bush

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Abstract

We set out to explore potential influences on public views about urban air quality in two different, but geographically close, districts in North-East England via a postal survey. The neighborhoods surveyed were chosen to contrast material deprivation, proximity to industry. and two districts (Teesside and Sunderland), and the respondents within them were contrasted by their gender, age, and illness status. The strongest influences on views about local air quality were found to be proximity to industry, residence in Teesside, and. to a lesser extent, age and illness status. This suggests that neighborhood characteristics play an important role in shaping public perceptions of air quality.


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Author(s): Moffatt S; Prince H; Howel D; Bush J; Dunn CE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Risk Analysis

Year: 2002

Volume: 22

Issue: 1

Pages: 121-130

ISSN (print): 0272-4332

ISSN (electronic): 1539-6924

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/0272-4332.t01-1-00010

DOI: 10.1111/0272-4332.t01-1-00010


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