Air Pollution and Human Health.pdf

Air Pollution and Human Health

Lester B. Lave

Upon competition of a ten year research project which analyzes the effect of air pollution and death rates in US cities, Lester B. Lave and Eugene P. Seskin conclude that the mortality rate in the US could shrink by seven percent with a similar if not greater decline in disease incidence if industries followed EPA regulations in cutting back on certain pollutant emissions. The authors claim that this reduction is sufficient to add one year to average life expectancy. Originally published in 1977.

Human Health and Economic Costs of Air … Likewise, even when pollutants are below legal limits and the air quality is described as “healthy” or “good,” pollution still degrades human health 7. Air pollution affects the economy directly via healthcare costs and lost productivity (for example, missing work or school) as well as indirectly via changes in immigration, tourism, and

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