EGU General Assembly 2020
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Indicators for Environment Health Risk Assessment in the Jiangsu Province of China

zhang jing and zhang shujie
zhang jing and zhang shujie
  • northeast normal university, China (

According to the framework of Pressure-State-Response, this study established an indicator system which can reflect comprehensive risk of environment and health for an area at large scale. This indicator system includes 17 specific indicators covering social and economic development, pollution emission intensity, air pollution exposure, population vulnerability, living standards, medical and public health, culture and education. A corresponding weight was given to each indicator through Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. Comprehensive risk assessment of the environment and health of 58 counties was conducted in the Jiangsu province, China, and the assessment result was divided into four types according to risk level. Higher-risk counties are all located in the economically developed southern region of Jiangsu province and relatively high-risk counties are located along the Yangtze River and Xuzhou County and its surrounding areas. The spatial distribution of relatively low-risk counties is dispersive, and lower-risk counties mainly located in the middle region where the economy is somewhat weaker in the province. The assessment results provide reasonable and scientific basis for Jiangsu province Government in formulating environment and health policy. Moreover, it also provides a method reference for the comprehensive risk assessment of environment and health within a large area (provinces, regions and countries).

How to cite: jing, Z. and shujie, Z.: Indicators for Environment Health Risk Assessment in the Jiangsu Province of China, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-4426,, 2020