Economic Analysis of Business Practice
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Exporting air pollution and birth defects to Mexico
A tightening of the US air quality standard for lead in 2009 caused an increase exports of used batteries to Mexico.
In the United States, air-borne lead dropped sharply near affected plants, most of which were battery-recycling plants.
In Mexico, production increased at battery-recycling plants ... and birth outcomes deteriorated within two miles of those plants
North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of Battery Recycling
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