Environmental Economics

Estimation of Human Population at Risk to Existing Levels of Air Quality

The principal purpose of this study is to report the number of people within each major social and economic classification who were exposed to 1973 levels of various air pollutants. Exposure, as used here, is defined as those levels to which an individual is exposed at his residence. Population estimates are given by classes of air pollutant concentration measures, using both long and short-term air pollutant exposure indices. The population-at-risk is estimated for each SMSA for which suitable air quality data are available. These estimates are then aggregated to the state, EPA region and national levels. The air pollutants that have been considered are, with the exception of hydrocarbons, those for which national ambient air quality standards have been promulgated - nitrogen dioxide, oxidants, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and suspended particulates.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Takacs, Istvan
    Shea, G. Bradford
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0225
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Enviro Control, Inc.Address: 1530 East Jefferson Street
    City: Rockville State: MD ZIP: 20852
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research CenterAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    02/01/1975
    Number of Pages:
    946
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-01-2820
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