Environmental Economics

The Health Effects of Air Pollution Abatement

The purpose of this study was to replicate and extend previous work done by the researchers in 1960 and 1969 on the relationship between morbidity rates and ambient air quality using 1974 data. The researchers compared the coefficients estimated from the equations in the different data sets and found that the estimated coefficients of the effects of air pollution were not significantly different in 1974. They also found that the addition of personal habit information such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and diet in the equations did not change the estimated coefficients. Sulfates were found to be the most important indicator of air pollution quality. They also implemented other specifications suggested by critics.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Chappie, Michael
    Lave, Lester
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Report Series:
    The Health Effects of Air Pollution Abatement
    Inventory Record #: EE-0155
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    Carnegie-Mellon UniversityAddress:
    City: Pittsburgh State: PA ZIP:
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