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An Expert Judgment Assessment of the Concentration-Response Relationship Between PM2.5 and Exposure and Mortality.

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The effect of changes in ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels on mortality constitutes a key component of the U.. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) approach for assessing potential health benefits associated with air quality regulations targeting emissions of PM2.5 and its precursors. Avoided premature deaths constitute, on a dollars basis, between 85 and 95 percent of the benefits reported in EPA's retrospective and prospective Section 812A benefit-cost analyses of the Clean Air Act (U.S EPA 1997 and 1999) and in Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) for rules such as the Heavy Duty Diesel Engine/Fuel Rule (U.S EPA, 2000).

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Date:
Reference #:
2004
A.2004.14
Availability:
Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
No suboffice specified
Office Division:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
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Document Type:
Risk Assessment
Contractors:
Industrial Economics, Incorporated; Abt Associates, Incorporated
Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
195

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