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Main Title Air pollution and health in Washington, D.C. : some acute health effects of air pollution in the Washington metropolitan area /
Author Seskin, Eugene P.,
CORP Author National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., Washington, D.C.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., Oreg.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600-5-77-010; EPA-68-01-3144
Stock Number PB-273 016
OCLC Number 03708136
Subjects Air--Pollution--Toxicology--Washington Metropolitan Area ; Air--Pollution--Washington Metropolitan Area ; Medical care--Utilization--Washington Metropolitan Area ; Environmental Exposure ; Models, Statistical ; District of Columbia ; Washington (DC) Metropolitan Area ; Air--Pollution--Washington (DC)--Physiological effect ; Environmental health--Washington (DC)
Additional Subjects Group Health Association (Washington, DC) ; Health status ; Health care utilization ; District of Columbia ; Maryland ; Virginia ; Mathematical models ; Statistical data ; Assessments ; Medical services ; Economic analysis ; Benefit cost analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Air pollution ; Meteorological data ; Epidemiology ; Statistical analysis ; Carbon monoxide ; Sulfur dioxide ; Exhaust emissions ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Regression analysis ; Air pollution economics ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Metropolitan areas ; Photochemical oxidants ; Automobile exhaust ; Prepaid group practice ; Economic impact
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/5-77-010 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD  EPA 600-5-77-010 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/22/2013
EJBM  RA576.S47 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/5-77-010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/25/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-77-010 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-273 016 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The study has attempted to assess some of the acute health effects of air pollution. Specifically, the investigation has tested the hypothesis that air pollution can aggravate the health status of a population and can result in increased utilization of certain types of medical care services. The study period was 1973-1974 and centered in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Statistical models were formulated, explaining health-care utilization of a group practice medical care plan. Primary interest was focused on the effects of mobile-source air pollutants including carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, non-methane hydrocarbons, and photochemical oxidants. Meteorological conditions as well as other variables thought to influence the consumption of medical services were included in the models as explanatory variables. The statistical results indicated that air pollution levels had a very limited effect on the health-care utilization of the group practice.
"July 1977." "Contract No. 68-01-3144." "Project Officer John Jaksch, Criteria and Assessment Branch." Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-81).