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- Daniel B. Howard; Jesse Thé; Rafael Soria; Neal Fann; Roberto Schaeffer; Jean-Daniel M. Saphores
- Environment international 2019 v.124 pp. 420-430
- United States Environmental Protection Agency; World Health Organization; coal; developing countries; economic valuation; electricity; guidelines; hospitals; human health; inventories; models; particulate emissions; particulates; power plants; Brazil
- ... Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) caused an estimated 4.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015. However, PM emission standards for power plants vary widely. To explore if the current levels of these standards are sufficiently stringent in a simple cost-benefit framework, we compared the health benefits (avoided monetized health costs) with the control costs of tightening PM emission standard ...
- Wenlong Li; Helena Dryfhout-Clark; Hayley Hung
- Environment international 2020 v.143 pp. 106008
- United States Environmental Protection Agency; air; basins; breathing; carcinogenicity; chronic exposure; coal; combustion; dust; environment; factor analysis; filtration; human health; industry; risk; soil; solid wastes; transportation
- ... Limited studies focus on the effectiveness of regulatory actions on changes in sources and temporal trends of human health risks for trace elements in atmospheric particles < 10 μm (PM₁₀). To address this knowledge gap, PM₁₀ samples were collected at three stations in the Great Lakes Basin over a thirty-year time span and analyzed for 19 representative elements. Temporal trends of trace elements i ...