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Main Title Health Benefits of Reducing Particulate Air Pollution from Heavy Duty Vehicles.
Author Hubbell, B. J. ; Koman, T. ; Fox, T. J. ; Possiel, N. ; Stella, G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation.
Publisher 2007
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2007-108597
Additional Subjects Reduction ; Health benefits ; Particulate air pollution ; Heavy duty vehicles ; Air pollution ; Particulates ; Benefit analysis ; Ambient particulate matter
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NTIS  PB2007-108597 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/08/2007
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Abstract
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.EPA) recently promulgated regulations to reduce air pollution from heavy-duty vehicles. This article reports the estimated health benefits of reductions in ambient particulate matter (PM) concentrations associated with those regulations based on the best available methods of benefits analysis. The results suggest that when heavy-duty vehicle emission reductions from the regulation are fully realized in 2030, they will result in substantial, broad scale reductions in ambient particulate matter. This will reduce the incidence of premature mortality by 8,300, chronic bronchitis by 5,500, and respiratory and cardiovascular hospital admissions by 7,500. In addition, over 175,000 asthma attacks and millions of respiratory symptoms will be avoided in 2030. The economic value of these health benefits is estimated at over $65 billion.