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Main Title Consumption differentials and the environment /
Author Olsen, Mary Beth ; Bickelhaupt, Ethan E. ; Grimsley, Donnie H. ; Lewis, Cherie S. ; Scott., Pamela
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Olsen, Mary Beth.
CORP Author Homer Hoyt Inst., Washington, D.C.;National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. Technical Analysis Div.;Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C. Environmental Studies Div.
Publisher For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 600/5-73-012d; EPA-801473
Stock Number PB-240 789
OCLC Number 02070279
Subjects Pollution--United States ; Environmental protection--United States
Additional Subjects Environmental issues ; Consumer behavior ; Pollution ; Attitudes ; Industrial wastes ; Environmental quality ; Consumption ; Input output models
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/5-73-012d Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EKBD  EPA-600/5-73-012d Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/12/2003
NTIS  PB-240 789 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 45 pages ; 27 cm.
Pollution is a direct reflection of the behavioral patterns of the consuming public. In order to achieve long lasting positive reductions of pollutants, basic attitudinal changes must be effected toward what goods and services are demanded, in what quantities, as well as attitudes toward usage and disposal of these items. It is this area in which this report makes initial contributions. Through the use of a mathematical model, both direct and indirect industrial pollution generated by fluxuations of the entire economy are tied to behavioral patterns of the consuming public. The model studies consumer behavior patterns from three viewpoints: income of family, age of head of family, and regional location of family within the United States. The methodology relates 126 final consumption industry groupings to 48 consumer item (product) groupings of the National Conference Board's taxonomy. Findings focus on most polluting industries, and the pollution associated characteristics of sub-groups of the U.S. population.
Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; grant no. 801473, program element 1HA098. Includes bibliographical references.