The Cost of Air Pollution

Health Impacts of Road Transport

Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 million people across the world every year, and causes health problems from asthma to heart disease for many more. This is costing societies very large amounts in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health. Based on extensive new epidemiological evidence since the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, and OECD estimates of the Value of Statistical Life, this report provides evidence on the health impacts from air pollution and the related economic costs.

Published on May 21, 2014Also available in: French

SUMMARIESavailable in 4 languages

English The Cost of Air Pollution (Summary in English)
Spanish El costo de la contaminación atmosférica
German Die Kosten der Luftverschmutzung
Chinese 空气污染成本


List of abbreviations
Executive summary
Defining the economic cost of health impacts
Reviewing the evidence on and calculating the cost of the health impacts of air pollution
Rethinking appraisals to mitigate the health impacts of air pollution from road transport
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