Environmental Economics

Oxidants and Asthmatics in Los Angeles: A Benefits Analysis

This study estimates economic measures of changes in well-being related to changes in asthma severity. This research effort examines changes in behavior, expenditures and willingness to pay as related to changes in asthma severity and air pollution. It is based upon information obtained from a panel of 82 asthmatics in Glendora, California, in the fall of 1983. The panel of asthmatics represents individuals in a population expected to be sensitive to ambient oxidant levels.
The report is available in this database, but has been divided into a number of chapters:

    Chapter 1 - Introduction,
    Chapter 2 - Measuring and Valuing the Health Effects of Oxidants.
    Chapter 3 - Design of the Analysis,
    Chapter 4 - Results.
    Chapter 5 - Conclusions and Recommendations,
    Bibliography,
    Appendix - Survey Materials.
    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Rowe, Robert D.
    Chestnut, Lauraine G.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Los Angeles
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Report Series:
    Oxidants and Asthmatics in Los Angeles
    Inventory Record #: EE-0218C
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  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Energy and Resource Consultants, Inc.Address: P. O. Drawer OI
    City: Boulder State: CO ZIP: 80306
    Phone: 303-449-5515 Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Economic Analysis DivisionAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    03/01/1985
    Number of Pages:
    105
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-230-07-85-010
    68-01-6543
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