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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Pollution and Human Well-being: What Do We Know?

  • Open or Close Maryam Moradbeigi1* and Siong Hook Lawb2

    1Taylor’s University, Malaysia

    2Department of Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    *Corresponding author: Maryam Moradbeigi, Taylor’s Business School, Taylor’s University, Subang Jaya, Selangor-47500, Malaysia

Submission: February 12, 2018; Published: May 29, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.02.000544

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume2 Issue4


Global warming, climate changes and environmental pollution are becoming the major global concerns. Rising environmental pollution threatens human’s health and hamper economic development through dampening labor productivity and the pace of human capital development. Therefore, tackling the unparalleled environmental problems is important to decrease health costs and sustain growth. This paper reviews the literature on the effect of pollution on different dimensions of human well-being by synthesizing what literature highlights about the impact of pollution on health, the association between education and productivity as well as pollution, and finally the link between life satisfaction and pollution exposure.

Keywords: Pollution; Productivity; Education; Human capital; Life satisfaction

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