The health costs of environmental pollution

18 December 2018

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The latest in a series of horizon-scanning briefing papers has been produced for the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General Environment by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE). ‘What are the health costs of environmental pollution?’ explores how to assign an economic value to the health impacts of pollution, with a focus on the effects of air, chemical and noise pollution. Costing health impacts has a number of uses in environmental policymaking, from communicating the burden of pollution to informing taxes on polluting activities.

Source: Science for Environment Policy News Alert, December 2018