Economic evaluation of health losses from air pollution in Beijing, China

  title={Economic evaluation of health losses from air pollution in Beijing, China},
  author={Xiaoli Zhao and Xueying Yu and Ying Wang and Chunyang Fan},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Aggravated air pollution in Beijing, China has caused serious health concern. This paper comprehensively evaluates the health losses from illness and premature death caused by air pollution in monetary terms. We use the concentration of PM10 as an indicator of the pollution since it constitutes the primary pollutant in Beijing. By our estimation, air pollution in Beijing caused a health loss equivalent to Ұ583.02 million or 0.03 % of its GDP. Most of the losses took the form of depreciation in… 

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