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|Main Title||Methods development for assessing air pollution control benefits /|
|Author||Brookshire, David S. ; Crocker, Thomas D. ; d'Arge, Ralph C. ; Ben-David, Shaul ; Kneese, Allen V.|
|CORP Author||Wyoming Univ., Laramie. ;New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. ;University of Southern California, Los Angeles.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Ecological Effects.|
|Report Number||EPA/600/5-79/001E; EPA-R-805059-01|
|Stock Number||PB-293 619|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution ; Economic impact ; Assessments ; Epidemiology ; Public health ; Agriculture ; Quality of life ; Urban areas ; Benefit cost analysis ; Morbidity ; Environmental impacts ; Mortality ; California ; Air quality ; Air pollution abatement ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; State of the art|
|Collation||5 volumes ; 28 cm|
The first four volumes summarized by this volume represent original efforts to construct both a conceptually consistent and empirically verifiable set of methods for assessing the economic benefits of air quality improvements. While the state-of-the-art does not at present allow highly accurate estimates of the benefits of reduced human or plant exposure to air pollutants, these studies nevertheless provide a set of fundamental benchmarks on which further efforts might be built. These are: (1) many benefits traditionally viewed as intangible and therefore non-measurable can, in fact, be measured and be made comparable to economic values as expressed in markets; (2) aesthetic and morbidity effects may dominate the measure of benefits as opposed to previous emphases on mortality health effects; and (3) the likely economic benefits of air quality improvements are perhaps as much as an order of magnitude greater than previous studies had hypothesized.
EPA 600/5-79-001e. Feb. 1979. Microfiche.
v. 1. Experiments in the economics of air pollution epidemiology.--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.--v. 3 A preliminary assessment of air pollution damages for selected crops within southern California.--v. 4 Studies on partial equilibrium appraoches to valuation of environmental amenites.--v. 5 Executive summary.