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Particulate matter in urban areas: health based economic assessment

El-Fadel, M. and Massoud, M. (2000) Particulate matter in urban areas: health based economic assessment Science of Total Environment, 257, (2-3), pp. 133-146. (doi:10.1016/S0048-9697(00)00503-9).

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The interest in the association between human health and air pollution has grown substantially in recent years. Based on epidemiological studies in several countries, there is conclusive evidence of a link between particulate air pollution and adverse health effects. Considering that particulate matter may be the most serious pollutant in urban areas and that pollution-related illness results in financial and non-financial welfare losses, the main objective of this study is to assess the economic benefits of reducing particulate air pollution in Lebanese urban areas. Accordingly, the extent and value of health benefits due to decreasing levels of particulate in the air are predicted. Health impacts are expressed in both physical and monetary terms for saved statistical lives, and productivity due to different types of morbidity endpoints. Finally, the study concludes with a range of policy options available to mitigate particulate air pollution in urban areas.

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Published date: 10 August 2000
Keywords: particulate matter, health impacts, dose–response function, economic assessment


Local EPrints ID: 74335
ISSN: 0048-9697
PURE UUID: c59d136a-1300-4d5b-a7e5-b351603dee7f

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:46

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Author: M. El-Fadel
Author: M. Massoud

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