The Workdays Lost of the Brick Kilns Emissions in Peshawar: A Policy Analysis

Shandana Salar Rahim


Air Pollution caused by Brick Kilns is a major environmental problem in terms of Human health. Pakistan’s 3 biggest cities are ranked in Top ten most polluted Cities. Peshawar is ranked 3rd in the Top Ten most Polluted City in the world. We in our study, try to find out to what extent air pollution has been deteriorating human health and how it effect work days lost. We will establish our analysis by estimating the workdays lost related to the release of PM10 from brick kilns. For our analysis, we collected primary data of 60 households defining the socio economic conditions of the respondents. We have used Health dairy method to collect data regarding health information from the people. We then estimated one function which is Health cost function using Ordinary Least Square Technique (OLS). The Pm10 level to be set as low as 180 ug/m3. Our regression analysis estimated that pm10 released from the brick kilns have an adverse effect on people living close by to the brick kilns and it affects the work days lost

Keywords: cost of illness, workdays lost, Peshawar kilns’ emissions, health production function, valuation.

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