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Main Title The economic damages of air pollution /
Author Waddell, Thomas E.,
CORP Author Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C. Economic Analysis Branch.;Office of Water Resources Research, Washington, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-600/5-74-012; W74-11798
Stock Number PB-235 701
OCLC Number 01212621
Subjects Air--Pollution--Economic aspects--United States ; Pollution de l'air
Additional Subjects Economic effects ; Air pollution ; Damage ; Benefit cost analysis ; Estimates ; Property values ; Esthetics ; Public health ; Economic factors ; Sources ; Losses ; Vegetation ; Plants(Botany) ; Assessments ; Materials ; Decision making ; Economic models ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; Air pollution economics
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/12/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-5-74-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/11/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/5-74-012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/12/2003
NTIS  PB-235 701 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 156 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Air pollution is a problem because it endangers man's health and the environment in which he lives. The information researched in this report indicates that the cost of air pollution damage in 1970 (for measured effects only) falls within a range of $6.1 to $18.5 billion, with a 'best' estimate of $12.3 billion. A benefit-cost analytical framework for environmental decision-making is outlined. The methods that have been or can be used to estimate the damages of air pollution are identified. The strengths and weaknesses of each method are discussed. The technical coefficients method is utilized in estimating the value of air pollution damage to human health, to man-made materials, and to vegetation. A particular market study method, the property value approach, was used to estimate aesthetic and soiling-related costs. Damages are allocated by major pollutant andsource category.
"May 1974." "Program element 1AA004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-156).
Contents Notes
Offers a virtual tour of the collection of 18th century French paintings focusing on portraiture of Chardin and other French painters (Largilliere, Nattier, Greuze, Houdon) housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Provides images and descriptions of paintings in the collection.