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Keywords

Environment, public health

Abstract

In this paper it is critically review the economic literature on the effects of environmental changes on public health ,in both the developed and the developing wolrd. The first focus on the economic methodologies that are available for the evaluation of the effects of environmental changes on public health .Then it explain how the monetary valuations of these effects can feed back in the construction of economic policy for creating agent specific incentives for more efficient public management,which is also equitable and environmentally sustainable. Every minute, five children in developing countries die from malaria or diarrhoea. Every hour, 100 children die as a result of exposure to indoor smoke from solid fuels. Every day, nearly 1,800 people in developing cities die as a result of exposure to urban air pollution. Every month, nearly 19,000 people in developing countries die from unintentional poisonings.

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