Risk Assessment: El Dorado Hills, Assessment

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Man-made risks are significant, and include fire and pollution. Fire can occur in residential, commercial, or wildland form. Fire occurs as a result of human error at home or in the workplace. Wildland fires can start as a result of unsupervised campfires burning matches or live cigarettes (El Dorado Hills Fire Dept, 2010). Because the rainfall per year for the area is fairly low, wildland fires are a significant risk. This risk is however lowered by the fact that wind poses no risk. The lack of very strong winds also provides for the possibility that the fire department can control a wildland fire fairly easily should it be detected in time.

Residential and commercial fires pose a lesser risk, because these are generally mitigated by prevention and warning measures such as smoke detectors, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers within the home or workplace. Furthermore, nearly constant human presence in residential and commercial areas also lowers the risk of such fires.

The risk of pollution is also relatively high, with air pollution at 81% of the national average. This is a significant man-made problem, with motor vehicles, factories, and other commercial establishments contributing to it. Air pollution is the most significant pollution risk in the community. Air pollution can lead to significant health problems, such as exacerbating existing asthma problems or increasing the risk of developing breathing and lung conditions.

In conclusion, the above-mentioned risk factors are relatively favorable, particularly when considered in terms of the national average for each. The weather and wind factors are particularly favorable, with the most significant risks posed by wildland fires, air pollution, and naturally occurring asbestos.

References

El Dorado Hills Fire Dept. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.edhfire.com/

PropertyMaps. (2010). El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (El Dorado County). Retrieved from http://www.propertymaps.com/location/mls/usa/california/el+dorado+hills/95762#community_demos

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2010). Region 9: Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California. Retrieved from http://epa.gov/region9/toxic/noa/eldorado/intro1.html

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References

El Dorado Hills Fire Dept. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.edhfire.com/

PropertyMaps. (2010). El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (El Dorado County). Retrieved from http://www.propertymaps.com/location/mls/usa/california/el+dorado+hills/95762#community_demos

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2010). Region 9: Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California. Retrieved from http://epa.gov/region9/toxic/noa/eldorado/intro1.html

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