||Oxidants and Asthmatics in Los Angeles: A Benefits Analysis--Executive Summary.
Rowe, R. D. ;
Chestnut, L. G. ;
||Energy and Resource Consultants, Inc., Boulder, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Analysis.;California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento.
Benefit cost analysis ;
Respiratory diseases ;
Los Angeles(California) ;
Air pollution effects(Human)
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The report examines changes in behavior, expenditures, and willingness to pay (WTP) as related to asthma severity and air pollution. Summarizes results of both phases of research. Phase I examined information for a panel of 82 asthmatics, representing a population expected to be sensitive to ambient oxidant levels. The study focuses on measuring mitigating behavior and its effect upon epidemiology and economic studies, and on the importance in morbidity valuation studies of using a WTP benefit measure rather than a cost of illness (COI) measure based only on work loss and medical expenditures. The Phase I initial results are reported in EPA-230-07-85-010 (PB85-228997) Oxidants and Asthmatics in Los Angeles: A Benefits Analysis. Additional analysis (and some minor corrections) are reported in EPA.