Environmental Economics

Development of an Economics-Based Methodology for Projecting Future Pollution Problems

The purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive and systematic method for predicting where future toxic substance pollution problems are expected to occur. The approach was to rank products according to their potential for creating future pollution problems. For the high ranked products, additional information on the chemical constituents was identified. The final step was to analyze the chemical constituents to determine which chemicals occur the most frequently and in the largest quantities. The potential for each of these chemicals to result in a toxic substance problem was also assessed. Finally, the methodology was applied to the Chemicals and Allied Products sector to identify future problems from that sector.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    d. Chemicals
    d. Chemicals - Toxic Substances
    Authors:
    Stacey, Gary C.
    Flinn, James E.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Kibby, Harold
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0044
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus LaboratoriesAddress: 505 King Avenue
    City: Columbus State: OH ZIP: 43201
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
    Office of Health and Ecological Effects
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    06/01/1978
    Number of Pages:
    195
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    NTIS #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA/600/18
    PB284337
    68-01-1837
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