Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 7(1), pp. 59 - 72
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2019.070106
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Evaluating Health Impact of Air Pollution

Pooja Sharma 1, Pooja Jain 2,*, Pragati 3, Sanjeev Kumar 4
1 Department of Economics, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India
2 Department of Nutrition and Health Education, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India
3 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
4 Department of Commerce, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, India


The paper attempts to evaluate health benefits individuals can derive by reducing the expenditure on health related diseases by deploying the methodology of health production function. The study is based on survey of households located around half kilometer of monitoring station for ambient air pollution of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) situated at Siri Fort and R.K. Puram in the South Delhi region. The survey was conducted in the winter season of 2015.The results reveal that individuals can reduce the expenditure on health by controlling indoor pollution, awareness index, habit index, averting activities, nutrition index, and outdoor pollution. The paper identifies the role played by habits and nutrition status of individuals in affecting the number of sick days of individuals thus reducing the expenditure on mitigating activities. The study holds socio-economic and political implications as it highlights the role of better living conditions in the society and the significance of reducing indoor pollution and policies promoting clean energy fuel.

Health Production Function, Monitoring Stations, Indoor Pollution, Awareness Index, Habit Index, Averting Activities, Nutrition Index, Outdoor Pollution

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[1] Pooja Sharma , Pooja Jain , Pragati , Sanjeev Kumar , "Evaluating Health Impact of Air Pollution," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 59 - 72, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2019.070106.

(b). APA Format:
Pooja Sharma , Pooja Jain , Pragati , Sanjeev Kumar (2019). Evaluating Health Impact of Air Pollution. Environment and Ecology Research, 7(1), 59 - 72. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2019.070106.