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The Value of Air Pollution Damages to Agricultural Activities in Southern California, Volume VI of Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
This study explores the impact of adjustments in output and input prices, and cropping and location patterns that agricultural markets and growers make in response to altered levels of air pollution, which are largely neglected in most studies of the impacts of pollution on agriculture. The report contains an introduction (Chapter 1) and three essays. The first essay (Chapter 2) employs a mathematical programming technique to assess 1976 air pollution-induced losses to fourteen of southern California's most highly valued annual vegetable and field crops. The second (Chapter 3) provides estimates of the losses in earnings that workers in citrus groves bear from the oxidant air pollution to which they are exposed in their work environments. The third (Chapter 4) provides empirical evidence of a moderately strong positive association between a frequently employed measure of the risks faced by agriculturists and increases across space and time in southern California air pollution.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Productivity
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Resource/Environmental HarmsEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Crocker, Thomas D.
Horst, Jr., Robert L.
Adams, Richard M.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area: California, Los AngelesStudy Purpose: Empirical Application, Data DevelopmentReport Series: Methods Development for Environmental Control Benefits Assessment
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- Participating Organizations
Wyoming, University of Address:
City: Laramie State: WY ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Policy and Resource Management
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 09/01/1985Number of Pages: 76EPA #:
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