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Valuing health effects from the industrial air pollution in rural Tianjin, China

Valuing health effects from the industrial air pollution in rural Tianjin, China

Journal of Environmental Sciences 16(1): 157-160

High concentrations of air pollutants such as total suspended particulates (TSP) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) have serious impacts on nearby populations. In this paper, a survey of rural residents' willingness-to-pay for health improvement is reported, with adoption of the multiple bounded discrete choice (MBDC) model as a tool for evaluating the respondents' willingness-to-pay to prevent respiratory illnesses. Subjects included rural residents from Tianjin, China.

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