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Costs of Preventable Childhood Illness: The Price We Pay for Pollution (in Massachusetts)
Rachel Massey (au); Frank Ackerman (au)
Toxic exposures has been implicated in childhood illnesses & development disorders. When these illnesses & disabilities result from environmental factors under human control, they can & should be prevented. This report documents monetary costs assoc. with 5 major areas of health problems in children that have been linked to preventable environ. exposures: cancer, asthma, lead poisoning, neurobehavioral disorders, & birth defects. They apply the concept of the “environmentally attributable fraction?” (EAF) of an illness, where EAF is the estimated percentage of cases of an illness that result from an environmental exposure. Estimates of direct & indirect costs range from $1.1 to $1.6 billion annually in Massachusetts. Tables.
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