Environmental Economics

A Preliminary Assessment of the Benefits of Reducing Formaldehyde Exposures

In this report, the evidence on the extent of the risks posed by human exposure to formaldehyde are summarized and a preliminary appraisal of the benefits of reducing these risks is made. The report reviewed a variety of regulatory responses that EPA might consider in developing regulatory strategies for controlling human exposures under the Toxic Substance Control Act and previewed some of the specific issues that may arise in a regulatory impact analysis for formaldehyde regulation. The report also discussed the evidence on the health effects, the population at risk, the valuation methodologies and estimates, and discusses public and private responses to the formaldehyde problem.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Indoor
    Authors:
    Bingham, Tayler H.
    Lohr, Luanne
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    McGartland, Albert
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0106
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Research Triangle InstituteAddress:
    City: Research Triangle Park State: NC ZIP: 27709
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Economic Analysis Division
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    10/01/1984
    Number of Pages:
    213
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-01-6595
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