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BACKGROUND Air pollution contributes to mortality and morbidity. We estimated the impact of outdoor (total) and traffic-related air pollution on public health in Austria, France, and Switzerland. Attributable cases of morbidity and mortality were estimated. METHODS Epidemiology-based exposure-response functions for a 10 microg/m3 increase in particulate(More)
We argue that for the case of heterogeneous commodities with infrequent tradings, such as paintings, it is relevant to base a price index on hedonic regressions using all sales and not resales only. To support this conclusion we construct a price index for paintings by Impressionists and their followers and compare the various estimators using bootstrapping(More)
Recent epidemiological research suggests that near road traffic-related pollution may cause chronic disease, as well as exacerbation of related pathologies, implying that the entire "chronic disease progression" should be attributed to air pollution, no matter what the proximate cause was. We estimated the burden of childhood asthma attributable to air(More)
A. Does the weather make us sad? Meteorological determinants of mood and depression in the general population. 10 Winthorst WH, Post WJ, Meesters Y, et al. Seasonality in depressive and anxiety symptoms among primary care patients and in patients with depressive and anxiety disorders; results from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety. Validity of(More)
In preparation for the Transport, Environment and Health Session of the WHO Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in London (June 1999) a trilateral project was carried out by Austria, France and Switzerland. The project assessed the health costs of road-traffic related air pollution in the three countries using a common methodological framework.(More)
  • Dominique Ami, Frédéric Aprahamian, +5 authors Marjorie Sweetko
  • 2008
In this paper, we propose a behavioural approach to determine the extent to which the consumer/citizen distinction aects interpretations of monetary values. We perform a eld experiment dealing with air pollution, where some (randomly selected) subjects are given the opportunity to behave politically by signing a petition for environmental protection prior(More)
Vaccination campaigns to prevent the spread of epidemics are successful only if the targeted populations subscribe to the recommendations of health authorities. However, because compulsory vaccination is hardly conceivable in modern democracies, governments need to convince their populations through efficient and persuasive information campaigns. In the(More)
This paper concerns the difficulty of taking long term effects on health into account in an economic valuation. A methodology is developed and enables the time lapse between implementation of an abatement policy and achievement of all of the expected mortality-related health benefits to be estimated. The main findings are that long-term health benefits(More)