Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity
%0 Journal Article
%A Milena M. Melo and  Jane M. Santos and  Severine Frere and  Valderio A. Reisen and  Neyval C. Reis Jr. and  Maria de Fátima S. Leite
%D 2015 
%J  International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 98, 2015
%T Annoyance Caused by Air Pollution: A Comparative Study of Two Industrialized Regions
%U http://waset.org/publications/10000779
%V 98
%X Although there had been a many studies that shows
the impact of air pollution on physical health, comparatively less was
known of human behavioral responses and annoyance impacts.
Annoyance caused by air pollution is a public health problem because
it can be an ambient stressor causing stress and disease and can affect
quality of life. The objective of this work is to evaluate the
annoyance caused by air pollution in two different industrialized
urban areas, Dunkirk (France) and Vitoria (Brazil). The populations
of these cities often report feeling annoyed by dust. Surveys were
conducted, and the collected data were analyzed using statistical
analyses. The results show that sociodemographic variables,
importance of air quality, perceived industrial risk, perceived air
pollution and occurrence of health problems play important roles in
the perceived annoyance. These results show the existence of a
common problem in geographically distant areas and allow
stakeholders to develop prevention strategies.

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