Chris Johnson, Index
Risk per person per year (x10-5)
Smoking (20 cigarettes per day) = 500
Motorcycling = 200
Rock climbing = 120
Drinking (1 bottle of wine per day) = 75
Car driving = 4
Risk per person per year (x10-7)
Release from atomic power station = 1
Falling aircraft = 1 (USA)
Chemical explosion (pressure vessel) = 0.5
Falling aircraft = 0.2 (UK)
T. Kletz, The Assessment of Benefits and Risks in
Realtion to Human Needs. In R.F. Griffiths (ed)
Dealing with Risk, MUP, 1984.
- Do you trust these figures?