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Main Title Methods development for assessing air pollution control benefits {microform} /
Author Crocker, Thomas D. ; Schulze, William D. ; Ben-David, Shaul ; Kneese, Allen V.
CORP Author Wyoming Univ., Laramie. ;New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. ;Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Ecological Effects.
Publisher Office of Health and Ecological Effects, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA/600/5-79/001A; EPA-R-805059-01
Stock Number PB-293 615
Subjects Air--Pollution--Economic aspects--United States ; Air--Pollution--Economic aspects--California
Additional Subjects Epidemiology ; Economic analysis ; Air pollution ; Quality of life ; Etiology ; Diseases ; Public health ; Methodology ; Assessments ; Benefit cost analysis ; Earnings ; Productivity ; Diets ; Smoking ; Experimental data ; Physicians ; Mortality ; Morbidity ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Cigarette smoking
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NTIS  PB-293 615 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5 v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The volume employs the analytical and empirical methods of economics to develop hypotheses on disease etiologies and to value labor productivity and consumer losses due to air pollution-induced mortality and morbidity. In the mortality work, 1970 city-wide mortality rates for major disease catagories have been statistically associated with aggregate data from sixty U.S. cities on physicians per capita, per capita cigarette consumption, dietary habits, air pollution and other factors. The estimated effect of air pollution on mortality rates is about an order of magnitude lower than some other estimates. Nevertheless, rather small but important associations are found between pneumonia and bronchitis and particulates in air and between early infant disease and sulfur dioxide air pollution. The morbidity work employed data on the generalized health states and the time and budget allocations of a nationwide sample of individual heads of household. For the bulk of the dose-response expressions estimated, air pollution appears to be significantly associated with increased time being spent acutely or chronically ill. Air pollution, in addition, appears to influence labor productivity, where the reduction in productivity is measured by the earnings lost due to reductions in worktime.
"February 1979." "USEPA grant #R805059010." "EPA-600/5-79-001a"--v. 1; "EPA-600/6 {i.e. 5}-79-001b"--v. 2; "EPA-600/5-79-001c"--v. 3; "EPA-600/5-79-001d"--v. 4; "EPA-600/5-79-001e"--v. 5. "PB293615-PB293619"--Technical rept. data sheets, v. 1-5. BOM Library's set lacks v. 5. Includes bibliographical references. Microform.
Contents Notes
v. 1. Experiments in the economics of air pollution epidemiology / by Thomas D. Crocker ... {et al.} -- v. 2. Experiments in valuing non-market goods : a case study of alternative benefit measures of air pollution control in the south coast air basin of southern California / by David S. Brookshire ... {et al.} -- v. 3. Preliminary assessment of air pollution damages for selected crops within southern California / by Richard M. Adams, Narongsakdi Thanavibulchai, Thomas D. Crocker -- v. 4. Studies on partial equilibrium approaches to valuation of environmental amenities / by Maureen L. Cropper ... {et al.} -- v. 5. Executive summary / by David S. Brookshire ... {et al.}.