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This report to EPA from the University of Chicago summarizes a multi-volume study in which they undertook an assessment and reconciliation of attempts to value reductions in human health risks, and the development of new methods and estimates for these values. Use the "Quick Links" in the upper right to browse this report; the links denote how records will be sorted, though the individual records are consistently displayed regardless of sorting. Additionally, a search box appears at the top of each sorting page.

There are four other volumes in this series:
  1. Volume 2 (Comparative Analysis of Approaches to Valuing Health Risks) contains a comparative assessment of work on valuing health risks. Based on assessment, a set of interim morbidity and mortality values applicable to effects of criteria air pollutants is developed.
  2. Volume 3 (Contingent Valuation Study of Light Symptoms and Angina) reports on a study developing and applying contingent valuation techniques to the types of light symptoms often attributed to air pollution.
  3. Volume 4 (Valuation of Reductions in Human Health Symptoms and Risks) reports on the design of approaches for valuing serious or life threatening illnesses.
  4. In addition, there is another summary volume (A Set of Morbidity and Mortality Values for Environmental Assessment, which summarizes some of the values obtained in these and other reports and includes some of the survey questions used to obtain them in these reports. All of these reports can be downloaded from their report profiles linked above. If you would like to download this volume you can do so from its report profile.
The views expressed in all of these reports represent those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

There are also a number of other browsable reports available on this Website.



January 1986
VALUATION OF REDUCTIONS IN HUMAN HEALTH SYMPTOMS AND RISKS
Volume 1, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
George Tolley, Lyndon Babcock and
Mark Berger, Anthony Bilotti, Glenn Blomquist, Michael Brien, Robert Fabian, Gideon Fishelson, Charles Kahn, Austin Kelly, Don Kenkel, Ronald Krumm, Tracy Miller, Robert Ohsfeldt, Sherwin Rosen, William Webb, Wallace Wilson, Martin Zelder
The University of Chicago
Cooperative agreement between the University of Chicago and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with participation by University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Kentucky and University of Wyoming.

USEPA Grant #CR-811053-01-0
Project officer Dr. Alan Carlin, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460
OFFICE OF POLICY ANALYSIS
OFFICE OF POLICY, PLANNING AND EVALUATION
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20460

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