Environmental Economics

Aggregate Environmental Epidemiology: Retrospect and Prospect

The primary objective was to estimate the benefits associated with the Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations promulgated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Because the most significant potential to health avoided, and thus the most significant potential benefits, are thought to be associated with reduced trihalomethane concentrations in drinking water, the authors aimed at accurate estimates of those damages. The method used to obtain those estimates was aggregate epidemiology. This means that the statistical estimating procedure used average values of variables for large units of observation like cities or metropolitan areas. There is some discussion of air databases that utilize aggregate epidemiological data.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    b. Water
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    b. Water - Drinking
    Authors:
    Sharefkin, Mark F.
    Carson, Richard T.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0389
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/1983
    Number of Pages:
    205
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