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Evaluation of the cost of air pollution to the French health care system Volume 14, issue 2, Mars-Avril 2015

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Authors
1 INSERM
U1136
IPLESP : EPAR
27, rue de Chaligny
75012 Paris
France
2 Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Sorbonne Universités
UMRS 1136
IPLESP : EPAR
27, rue de Chaligny
75012 Paris
France
3 Centre de pneumologie Cochin Hôtel Dieu
H.I.A. du Val de Grâce
74, boulevard de Port Royal
75005 Paris
France
4 Fondation du souffle contre les maladies respiratoires
66, boulevard Saint-Michel
75006 Paris
France
* Tirés à part
  • Key words: air pollution, cost of illness, health care costs, public health
  • DOI : 10.1684/ers.2015.0769
  • Page(s) : 135-50
  • Published in: 2015

Results

The total cost is in the range of € 1 to 2 billion/year. This value is 15% to 31% of the total 2012 deficit of the health insurance branch of the general social security system (€ 5.5 billion). These figures are much higher than the generally accepted values.