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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,|
|Report Number||EPA-600/5-74-012; W74-11798|
|Stock Number||PB-235 701|
|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|
|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).
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.