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The economic benefits of reducing the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) near primary schools: The case of London

Guerriero, C; Chatzidiakou, L; Cairns, J; Mumovic, D; (2016) The economic benefits of reducing the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) near primary schools: The case of London. Journal of Environmental Management , 181 pp. 615-622. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.039. Green open access

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Abstract

Providing a healthy school environment is a priority for child health. The aim of this study is to develop a methodology that allows quantification of the potential economic benefit of reducing indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in children attending primary schools. Using environmental and health data collected in primary schools in London, this study estimates that, on average, 82 asthma exacerbations per school can be averted each year by reducing outdoor NO2 concentrations. The study expands upon previous analyses in two ways: first it assesses the health benefits of reducing children’s exposure to indoor NO2 while at school, second it considers the children’s perspective in the economic evaluation. Using a willingness to pay approach, the study quantifies that the monetary benefits of reducing children’s indoor NO2 exposure while at school would range between £2.5 k per school if a child’s perspective based on child’s budget is adopted up to £60 k if a parent’s perspective is considered. This study highlights that designers, engineers, policymakers and stakeholders need to consider the reduction of outdoor pollution, and particularly NO2 levels, near primary schools as there may be substantial health and monetary benefits.

Type: Article
Title: The economic benefits of reducing the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) near primary schools: The case of London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.039
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.039
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016. This manuscript version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Nitrogen dioxide (NO2); Children’s health; Monetary benefits; Primary schools; London
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503330
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