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Health Costs of Air Pollution Damages: A Study of Hospitalization Costs
This study attempted to determine whether persons exposed to air pollution incurred higher incidences of hospitalization or additional costs for treatment. The objectives were to develop an air quality data base and a hospitalization data base which could be merged with population data for analysis; and to estimate by appropriate methods the effects of exposure to pollutants on rates of hospitalization, length of stay in the hospital, and associated costs. Three classes of diseases were studied: respiratory diseases, heart diseases, and control diseases.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - MorbidityEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Carpenter, Ben H.
LeSourd, David A.
Chromy, James R.
Bach, Walter D.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Gillette, DonaldGeographic Area:Study Purpose: Data Development
- Participating Organizations
Research Triangle Institute Address: P.O. Box
City: Research Triangle Park State: VA ZIP: 27711
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Research and Development,
Health Effects Research Laboratory
City: Research Triangle Park State: NC ZIP: 27711
- Report Details
FinalDate: 02/01/1977Number of Pages: 79EPA #:
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