31Jan 2015

Environmental Health Risk Assessment on Small Islands Groups in the Province of South and Southeast Sulawesi Republic of Indonesia

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This study analyzes environmental health data to assess the variability of environmental health risks for the two groups of small islands in Indonesia. Five sets of criteria were designed to assist the process by having levels that were relevant to the issues being assessed. Each of the sets has five ordinal levels of impact ranging from insignificant (score 1) to catastrophic (score 5). The qualitative likelihood analysis also has five ordinal levels ranging from rare (score 1) to almost certain (score 5). Most of the environmental health risk values in Selayar district are categorized as high and extreme risk. On the other hand, Wakatobi district health values fall into low and medium risk. The water shortages risk is valued at extreme level in both districts; possibly a result of the combination of low or very low coverage of households with access to freshwater and the significant effects resulting from such a condition. The risk variability between these two groups of islands may be caused by a dissimilarity of coverage of environmental health indicators.


[Susilawaty A., Ruslan, Tuwo A., Daud A., and Nurdyn A. (2015); Environmental Health Risk Assessment on Small Islands Groups in the Province of South and Southeast Sulawesi Republic of Indonesia Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (1). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Andi Susilawaty


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