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Environment related health costs in Flanders

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  • Franckx, Laurent
  • Van Hyfte, Annick
  • Bogaert, Sarah
  • Vermoote, Stijn
  • Hunt, Alistair

In 2007-2008, ARCADIS has conducted a study on behalf of the Flemish government, with as main objectives a review and a critical analysis of the existing calculations of environmental health costs in Flanders. This study covers the effects on human health of air pollution due to particulates and tropospheric ozone. Despite the large uncertainty surrounding individual estimates, we can be confident about the order of magnitude of the yearly marginal “cost of illness” due to PM2.5, PM10 and ozone (a few dozens of millions EUR per 10µg/m³). If we also take into account the “subjective” health costs, our estimates run in the billion EUR.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20048.

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Date of creation: 12 Dec 2009
Date of revision: 12 Dec 2009
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20048
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  1. Ståle Navrud, 2001. "Valuing Health Impacts from Air Pollution in Europe," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 20(4), pages 305-329, December.
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