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Main Title Identification and specification of inputs for benefit-cost modeling of pesticide use /
Author Epp, Donald J., ; Tellefsen, F. Roger ; Shute, Gary A. ; Bear, Robert M. ; Wilkinson., Kenneth P.
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Author Title of a Work
Tellefsen, F. Roger
Shute, Gary A.,
Bear, Robert M.,
Wilkinson, Kenneth P.,
Epp, Donald J.
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Agriculture and Non-Point Source Management Div.
Publisher Environment Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Air, Land and Water Use,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/5-77-012; EPA-R-863247-01-1
Stock Number PB-272 287
OCLC Number 03349644
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Pesticides--Environmental aspects ; Cost effectiveness--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Economic surveys ; Benefit cost analysis ; Environmental impacts ; Utilization ; Taxonomy ; Economic analysis ; Public health ; Aesthetics ; Social effect ; International trade ; Hazards
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-77-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/28/2013
EJED  EPA 600-5-77-012 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/22/2005
EKBD  EPA-600/5-77-012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
ELBD  EPA 600-5-77-012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/09/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-5-77-012 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/08/2003
NTIS  PB-272 287 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 144, pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Benefit-Cost (B/C) analysis requires inputs which are inclusive, valid, quantifiable and reliable. Proper attention to the procedures outlined in the six sections of this report will give a broad, although not necessarily complete, review of the effects of a pesticide-use decision. The six major sections are: (1) A taxonomy of pesticide use effects. (2) Economic production -- Improvement in production is the major benefit of pesticide use. Although alternative cost assumptions are commonly used in B/C modeling, the opportunity cost approach is argued to be a superior procedure. (3) Human health -- Statistical methods are identified to measure the health costs of pesticide use. Chronic health effects are the most difficult to analyze but methods are shown for measuring both dollar and utility values. (4) Environmental impact -- Impacted organism/effects matrices are developed to insure comprehensive consideration of environmental impacts even though the state-of-the-art does not permit direct incorporation of these effects into the B/C ratio. (5) Aesthetic impacts -- Organism/effects matrices are developed for aesthetic impact assessment. (6) Distribution effects -- Social class, income class and international trade effects are presented as important considerations exogeneous to the B/C ratio.
"August 1977." "Grant No. R863247-01-1." "Project Officer Darwin R. Wright, Agriculture and Non-Point Source Management Division." "Prepared by Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania." Includes bibliographical references.