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OECD Environment Working Papers

This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal authors are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language English or French with a summary in the other if available.

English

Economic assessment and valuations of environmental and health impacts caused by Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is being used in fluoropolymer production, as surface treatment agents and for the manufacture of side-chain fluorinated polymers. However, there is evidence that PFOA and its salts have a number of hazardous properties that may cause harm to human health and the environment. This report evaluates existing economic assessments and valuations of impacts arising from PFOA and its salts.

English

Keywords: environmental health valuation, non-market valuation, Cost-benefit analysis, PBT, PFOA, regulatory impact assessment
JEL: D83: Microeconomics / Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty / Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness; D62: Microeconomics / Welfare Economics / Externalities; I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health; L51: Industrial Organization / Regulation and Industrial Policy / Economics of Regulation; D61: Microeconomics / Welfare Economics / Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Q51: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Valuation of Environmental Effects; Q52: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
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