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Main Title Intra-urban mortality and air quality : an economic analysis of the costs of pollution induced mortality /
Author Gregor, John J.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jaksch, John.
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Environmental Policy.;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-600/5-77-009; EPA-R-803609
Stock Number PB-273 056
OCLC Number 03708133
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--Economic aspects. ; Air--Pollution--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Mortality ; Economic analysis ; Urban areas ; Air pollution ; Humans ; Public health ; Toxicology ; Epidemiology ; Mathematical models ; Tables(Data) ; Benefit cost analysis ; Economic impact ; Air quality ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution economics ; Allegheny County(Pennsylvania)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/5-77-009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-77-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/28/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-5-77-009 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/01/2014
EJED  EPA 600/5-77/009 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/22/2005
EKAM  HC79.A4G73 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-77-009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/25/2003
ESBD  EPA-600-5-77-009 NHEERL/WED Library/Corvallis,OR 03/17/1995
NTIS  PB-273 056 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 85 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report has attempted to quantify in both physical and monetary terms the effects of existing ambient levels of air pollution on human mortality. A model for the isolation of air pollution's influence on human mortality was developed based on insights derived from existing experimental, episodic, and epidemiological studies. This model was then estimated using weighted linear regression analysis and data from the 1968-1972 experience of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The resulting pollution-related mortality functions were then monetized through the use of the most theoretically consistent economic valuation of mortality changes. Specifically, the estimated age-sex-specific pollution-related mortality functions were monetized by applying existing estimates of individual's willingness to pay for mortality decreases. The results of this study lend support to the contention that an improvement in ambient air quality will produce social benefits in the form of decreased probabilities of death.
"July 1977." "Grant R803609-01." "Project Officer John Jaksch, Criteria and Assessment Branch." Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-84).