Environmental Economics

Some Thoughts on an "Ideal" Air Pollution Epidemiology Data Set

The author tries to specify the bounds of an ideal epidemiological data set for studying relationships between realistic levels of ambient air pollution and human health status. The report views epidemiological health effects studies as a means of providing inputs to valuation assessments rather than as a means of generating hypotheses for laboratory and clinical studies. The author concludes that an "ideal" data set would contribute very little beyond what existing but still relatively unexplored data sets can contribute.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Crocker, Thomas D.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0427
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    Research Organization:

    Wyoming, University ofAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Draft
    Date:
    Number of Pages:
    36
    Comment: Appears to have been written in the early 1980s.
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