Environmental Economics

Short-Term Health Effects of Air Pollution: A Case Study

This report documents the findings of a study on the health effects of air pollution. The data on which the study is based were collected in Dayton, Ohio, in the Health Insurance Experiment conducted by RAND for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The authors applied the Whittemore-Korn individual time series analysis to a general population dataset and found it to be a promising method for measuring the short-term health effects of air pollution. The results consistently identify sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide as having significant adverse health effects.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Duan, N.
    Hayashi, T.
    Coulson, Anne
    Keeler, E.B.
    Korn, E.
    Manning, W.G.
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    Geographic Area:
    Dayton, Ohio
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Report Series:
    Effects of Air Pollution on Health Outcomes
    Inventory Record #: EE-0205B
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    Comment: RAND Report # R-3496-EPA
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