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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2160-2178; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082160

Environmental Effects on Public Health: An Economic Perspective

Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, 76, Patission Street, Athens 104 34, Greece
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Received: 23 June 2009 / Accepted: 27 July 2009 / Published: 31 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability: Environmental Studies and Public Health)
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In this article we critically review the economic literature on the effects of environmental changes on public health, in both the developed and the developing world. We first focus on the economic methodologies that are available for the evaluation of the effects (social costs and benefits) of environmental changes (degradation/preservation) on public health. Then, we explain how the monetary valuations of these effects can feed back in the construction of economic policy for creating agent-specific incentives for more efficient public health management, which is also equitable and environmentally sustainable. Our exposition is accompanied by a synthesis of the available quantitative empirical results.
Keywords: health risks; environmental management; valuation health risks; environmental management; valuation
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Remoundou, K.; Koundouri, P. Environmental Effects on Public Health: An Economic Perspective. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2160-2178.

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