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Value of a Statistical Life

2008-07-11 14:25:52.840613+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Not only is the value of the dollar dropping, so is the value of a life: EPA has lowered the "value of a statistical life" to $6.9 million, a million less than five years ago.

Keep that dollar value in mind as you breathe the pollution...

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-11 14:30:37.11751+00 by: Dan Lyke

Washington Post goes further into the policy reasons and implications of the change, via this MeFi thread.