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Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates

Halliday, TJ; Lynham, J; De Paula, Á; (2018) Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates. The Economic Journal 10.1111/ecoj.12609. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

The negative consequences of long‐term exposure to particulate pollution are well established but a number of studies find no effect of short‐term exposure on health outcomes. The high correlation of industrial pollutants complicates the estimation of the impact of individual pollutants on health. In this study, we use emissions from Kīlauea volcano, which are uncorrelated with other pollution sources, to estimate the impact of pollutants on local emergency room admissions and a precise measure of costs. A one standard deviation increase in particulates leads to a 23–36% increase in expenditures on ER visits for pulmonary outcomes, mostly among the very young.

Type: Article
Title: Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12609
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12609
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2018 The Authors. The Economic Journal published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Economic Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1525418
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