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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Health Risk Analysis of Heating Fuel Choice: Case Study in Kentucky
Autores:  Liu, Zheng
Data:  2009-01-16
Ano:  2009
Palavras-chave:  Combustion-generated pollutants
Indoor air pollution
Heating fuel choice
Health risk
Environmental Economics and Policy
Health Economics and Policy
Resumo:  Replaced with revised version of paper 02/03/09.

Combustion-generated pollutants, principally those from solid-fuel including biomass and coal when cooking and heating, bring out a significant public health hazard in both developed and developing countries. Most of the existing studies addressing this issue focus on developing countries, and on exposure when cooking rather than heating. By using the Kentucky Homeplace Program data, this research explores the health risk associated with heating fuel choice. Logit model was applied to get the estimation. The results indicate that using polluting heating fuel increases the odds of suffering from respiratory disease, although this positive effect is not significantly strong. The study also shows the strong evidence that people having asthma or allergy condition are less likely to choose polluting heating, and using coal as heating fuel has significantly positive effect on the prevalence of respiratory disease. Some demographic, socioeconomic and lifestyle characteristics do have significant effects on the prevalence of the respiratory disease, asthma and allergy.
Tipo:  Conference Paper or Presentation
Idioma:  Inglês
Relação:  Southern Agricultural Economics Association>2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia
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Formato:  30

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