On the Costs of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles

On the Costs of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles

The authors present estimates of air pollution costs from various types of motor vehicles in the Los Angeles region. Costs are dominated by mortality particulate matter. A typical heavy-duty diesel vehicle is much more costly than the average cost. Cost estimates are sensitive to the assumed value of life, to the measured health effects of particulates, and to assumptions about road dust.

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