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Previous studies on the environmental impacts of pesticide use have tended to focus either on measuring damages throughchanges in relative risks to various environmental categories or examining the trade-off between pesticide use levels andabatement costs. This study uses the physical risk assessment approach combined with contingent valuation survey results onconsumers' willingness to reduce pesticide risk. The reduction in external costs associated with the changes in pesticide usein Ontario agriculture between 1983 and 1998 is US$ 188 per household. The environmental benefits are largely due to thereduction in the level of high and moderate-risk pesticides. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Economic value ; Pesticides ; Risk assessment

Subject(s): Crop Production/Industries

Production Economics

Issue Date: 2001-09

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/177156 Published in: Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 25, Issue 2-3 Page range: 219-226

Total Pages: 8

JEL Codes: Ql2; Q29

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists





Autor: Brethour, Cher ; Weersink, Alfons

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/177156?ln=en



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