Ciguatera: Risk perception and fish ingestion

Pearn, John H. and Lewis, R. (1994) Ciguatera: Risk perception and fish ingestion. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 34 3: 605-6068.

Author Pearn, John H.
Lewis, R.
Title Ciguatera: Risk perception and fish ingestion
Journal name Memoirs of the Queensland Museum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-8835
Publication date 1994
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 34
Issue 3
Start page 605
End page 6068
Total pages 4
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Govt. Print.
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract A questionnaire survey was made of attendees at the Clinical Ciguatera session at the Workshop to assess risk perception relative to fish ingestion among a group acutely aware of the ciguatera threat. The perceived risk difference between fish personally purchased in the marketplace and fish served in a restaurant was assessed with responses from different groupings. No one would accept a risk of 10 percent in purchasing fish personally, but at least 1 clinician would accept a 20 percent risk in a restaurant, and 25 percent of respondees would accept a higher risk in a restaurant than in their own purchases.
Keyword Ciguatera
Poisonous fish
Public Health - Risks
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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