Environmental Economics

Potential Reductions in Mortality Associated with Regional Reductions in Ambient Sulfate Levels: Benefit Estimates Derived from Four Cross-Sectonal Analyses and One Time Series Analysis

This study compares the range of potential annual mortality benefits associated with regional sulfate reductions across the Eastern United States for alternative sulfur dioxide control programs. Benefit estimates are derived from five selected epidemiological studies for 30 Eastern states. The purpose is to compare the general magnitude of benefit estimates across a few selected studies. Five studies were chosen for use in the benefits analysis. The selected cross-sectional analyses relating annual sulfate pollution levels to mortality were Chappie and Lave (1982), Evans et al. (1984), Lipfert (1984), and Ozkaynak and Spendler (1984). The time series analysis of daily air pollution and mortality fluctuations in Pittsburgh by Mazumdar and Sussman (1983) was also included..

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Foster, Sarah
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Cristofaro, Alex
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0380
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Harvard University, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Science and PhysiologyAddress:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Office of Policy AnalysisAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    02/08/1985
    Number of Pages:
    95
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-01-7033
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