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Household’s perception of water pollution and its economic impact on human health in Malaysia

Afroz, Rafia and Banna, Hasanul Banna and Mehedi Masud, Muhammad Mehedi and Akhtar, Rulia and Yahaya, Siti Rohani (2016) Household’s perception of water pollution and its economic impact on human health in Malaysia. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57 (1). pp. 115-123. ISSN 1944-3994 (O), 1944-3986 (P) (In Press)

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Environmental problems are a major global concern. In this global problem, water pollution is perhaps one of the more threatening causes of environmental problems. Water pollution significantly affects public health. Hence, this paper investigates household risk perception of water pollution and examines the demographic and socio-economic factors that influence their risk perception. The data was collected using a structured questionnaire and analysed by SPSS. The findings indicate that gender, age, education, income, AWN and ATT signifi- cantly affect household risk perception of water pollution. Upon discussing the water resource policies in Malaysia, we offer recommendations that will be helpful for policy- makers to improve river water quality in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/41300
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water pollution; Households; Risk perception; Health impact; Economic impact, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 14:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41300

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