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The Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Power Plant Emissions on Birth Weight: Evidence from a Pennsylvania Power Plant Located Upwind of New Jersey.

Abstract To examine the infant health impact of prenatal exposure to power plant emissions, we draw scientific evidence on the impacted region downwind of a large polluter, a coal-fired power plant located on the border of two states and proven to be the sole contributor to the violation of air quality standards of the impacted region. Our results show that among all live singleton births that occurred during 1990 through 2006, those born to mothers living as far as 20 to 30 miles away downwind from the power plant (which is also an affluent region) during pregnancy are at greater risks of low birth weight (LBW) and very low birth weight (VLBW): the likelihoods of LBW and VLBW could increase approximately by 6.50 and 17.12 percent, respectively. In light of the continual efforts of The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in reducing cross-state air pollution caused by transboundary power plant emissions, our study is aimed at broadening the scope of cross-border pollution impact analysis by taking into account adverse infant health effects of upwind polluters, which can impose disproportionate burdens of health risks on downwind states due to air pollutants transported by wind.
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Journal Title journal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the association for public policy analysis and management]
Publication Year Start




PMID- 28653819
OWN - HSR
STAT- In-Process
DA  - 20170627
LR  - 20170627
IS  - 0276-8739 (Print)
IS  - 0276-8739 (Linking)
VI  - 36
IP  - 3
DP  - 2017
TI  - The Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Power Plant Emissions on Birth Weight:
      Evidence from a Pennsylvania Power Plant Located Upwind of New Jersey.
PG  - 557-83
AB  - To examine the infant health impact of prenatal exposure to power plant
      emissions, we draw scientific evidence on the impacted region downwind of a large
      polluter, a coal-fired power plant located on the border of two states and proven
      to be the sole contributor to the violation of air quality standards of the
      impacted region. Our results show that among all live singleton births that
      occurred during 1990 through 2006, those born to mothers living as far as 20 to
      30 miles away downwind from the power plant (which is also an affluent region)
      during pregnancy are at greater risks of low birth weight (LBW) and very low
      birth weight (VLBW): the likelihoods of LBW and VLBW could increase approximately
      by 6.50 and 17.12 percent, respectively. In light of the continual efforts of The
      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in reducing cross-state air pollution caused
      by transboundary power plant emissions, our study is aimed at broadening the
      scope of cross-border pollution impact analysis by taking into account adverse
      infant health effects of upwind polluters, which can impose disproportionate
      burdens of health risks on downwind states due to air pollutants transported by
      wind.
FAU - Yang, Muzhe
AU  - Yang M
AD  - Department of Economics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
FAU - Bhatta, Rhea A
AU  - Bhatta RA
AD  - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
FAU - Chou, Shin-Yi
AU  - Chou SY
AD  - Department of Economics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
FAU - Hsieh, Cheng-I
AU  - Hsieh CI
AD  - Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering at National Taiwan University,
      Taipei, Taiwan.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PL  - United States
TA  - J Policy Anal Manage
JT  - Journal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the Association for
      Public Policy Analysis and Management]
JID - 8214851
EDAT- 2017/06/28 06:00
MHDA- 2017/06/28 06:00
CRDT- 2017/06/28 06:00
PST - ppublish
SO  - J Policy Anal Manage. 2017;36(3):557-83.

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