Air Pollution

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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Abstract

Air Pollution paper estimates the global damage costs of air pollution over a 150-year time period, from 1900 to 2050, focusing exclusively on air pollution of anthropogenic origin. Outdoor air pollution in urban centers and indoor air pollution from burning of solid fuel indoors are included, with damage costs made separately for developed and developing country groupings.

Outdoor air pollution impacts include damages to health, crops, buildings and visibility, while indoor air pollution impacts include damages to health and additional time required for household members to collect biomass. This study estimates the total damage costs of air pollution to be US$ 3.0 trillion in 2010, or 5.6% of Gross World Product (GWP).