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Main Title Economic Valuation of Human Health Benefits of Controlling Mercury Emissions from U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants.
Author Rice, G. ; Hammitt, J. K. ;
CORP Author Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, MA. ;NESCAUM, Boston, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Feb 2005
Year Published 2005
Stock Number PB2005-104850
Additional Subjects Fossil fuel power plants ; Methylmercury ; Mercury ; Health benefits ; Air pollution control ; Flue gas ; Vapors ; Carbon ; Adsorption ; Human exposure ; Benefit cost analysis ; United States ; Coal-fired power plants ; Emissions ; Economic valuations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-104850 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/12/2006
Collation 248p
This report describes the results of a comprehensive study to estimate the health benefits of reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants in the United States. Reductions in mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants are anticipated to decrease methylmercury concentrations in fish. Fish consumption is the primary pathway of human exposure to methylmercury, which is a human neurotoxicant and possibly a cardiovascular toxicant. Some babies born to U.S. residents, a population sensitive to the neurotoxic effects of methylmercury, are currently exposed to intrauterine methylmercury concentrations above the EPA's Reference Dose (RfD). The RfD is considered by some to be an acceptable level of exposure.