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Pollution Dose-Response Curves at the Micro Level
The report estimates the increased mortality risk associated with air pollution using national exposure data for the years 1978-82. The exposure data were obtained from pilot information from 455,000 individuals with life insurance policies written by a large insurance company. 1,191 of these individuals are known to have died during the study period.
Ambient pollution measurements from the Inhalable Particulate Monitoring Network (IPMN) for five fine particulate pollutants were merged with the insurance data by residential location, as were a variety of climate indicators.
The analysis suggests that average lead and sulfate concentrations are significantly positively associated with increased probability of death, that nitrates have no significant association, and that fine mass particulates and sulfur are significantly negatively associated.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without MonetizationEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Hay, Joel W.
Gareis, JosephEPA Project Officer/ Manager:Geographic Area:Study Purpose:
- Participating Organizations
Connecticut, University of, Health Center Address:
City: Farmington State: Conn. ZIP: 06032
Environmental Protection Agency Address:
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate:Number of Pages: 63Grant/Contract #: 68-01-6543
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