Cost of Illness- A Study in TAJ City

13 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2012

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Dr. Nitin Kishore Saxena

Institute of Commerce, Nirma University

Pravin Saxena

Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India

Date Written: Febuary 3, 2012

Abstract

Increasing amount of air pollution being emitted into the atmosphere at a global scale is continuously damaging the human health and the environment. The level of air pollutants viz, NO2, PM10 and TSPM levels exceed the prescribed National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the city of TAJ. The reason for high particulate matter levels are vehicles, engine gensets, small scale industries, biomass incineration, boilers, resuspension of traffic dust, commercial and domestic use of fuels, etc. These pollutants are responsible for both acute and chronic effects on human health. The exposure to ambient air pollutants has led to many health diseases, like respiratory symptoms or illness, impaired cardiopulmonary function, reduction of lung function, and premature mortality, etc. Each of these diseases involves the various types of economic costs. In this study an attempt has made to identify the effect of air pollutants on human health and determine the cost of illness due to increase in air pollution in Agra city.

Keywords: cost of illness, air pollution, Taj Mahal, Agra

Suggested Citation

Saxena, Dr. Nitin Kishore and Saxena, Pravin, Cost of Illness- A Study in TAJ City (Febuary 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1987502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1987502

Dr. Nitin Kishore Saxena (Contact Author)

Institute of Commerce, Nirma University ( email )

Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Gota
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382 481
India

Pravin Saxena

Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India ( email )

61, SheetlaCham Colony
Dayalbagh
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282005
India

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