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Air pollution and human mortality

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Abstract

Investigations have been made on the quantitative relationship between air pollution and human mortality. While primary focus has been on suspended particulates and sulfates from stationary sources of pollution, the evidence relating to air pollutants attributed to mobile sources was also examined. Using statistical analyses for a large number of US metropolitan areas, it was concluded that the benefits associated with a substantial abatement of air pollution from stationary sources are greater than the costs of such abatement. In contrast, the situation for mobile sources-chiefly cars and trucks is less clear-cut. That is, the costs of implementing the currently mandated US standards for automobile emissions probably exeed their potential health benefits.
Authors:
Lave, L B; [1]  Seskin, E P [2] 
  1. Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (USA). Dept. of Economics
  2. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC (USA). Environmental and Nonmarket Economics Div.
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-80-073294
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Staub; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 39:11
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; HEALTH HAZARDS; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; MORTALITY; MOBILE POLLUTANT SOURCES; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MAN; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; STATISTICS; USA; ANIMALS; HAZARDS; MAMMALS; MATHEMATICS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; POLLUTION SOURCES; POPULATIONS; PRIMATES; VERTEBRATES; 560306* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5450809
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: STABA
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: 414-416
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Citation Formats

Lave, L B, and Seskin, E P. Air pollution and human mortality. Germany: N. p., 1979. Web.
Lave, L B, & Seskin, E P. Air pollution and human mortality. Germany.
Lave, L B, and Seskin, E P. 1979. "Air pollution and human mortality." Germany.
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title = {Air pollution and human mortality}
author = {Lave, L B, and Seskin, E P}
abstractNote = {Investigations have been made on the quantitative relationship between air pollution and human mortality. While primary focus has been on suspended particulates and sulfates from stationary sources of pollution, the evidence relating to air pollutants attributed to mobile sources was also examined. Using statistical analyses for a large number of US metropolitan areas, it was concluded that the benefits associated with a substantial abatement of air pollution from stationary sources are greater than the costs of such abatement. In contrast, the situation for mobile sources-chiefly cars and trucks is less clear-cut. That is, the costs of implementing the currently mandated US standards for automobile emissions probably exeed their potential health benefits.}
journal = {Staub; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {39:11}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1979}
month = {Nov}
}