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Chapter 2 - Human health effects
This study considers effects to both human health and the environment. This Chapter focuses on the valuation of human health effects potentially caused by CO2 and H2S, arising from accident events at a CCS project in Jewett, TX. The objective of this analysis is to forecast the amount of money damages that a Texas jury would award members of the public (e.g., nearby residents) harmed by a release from the Jewett operation. This Chapter begins by providing an overview of the effects of CO2 and H2S and a discussion of applicable effects thresholds. It then discusses the sources relied upon to develop estimates of health effect values, including (1) medical costs; (2) productivity losses; and (3) non-economic losses. These health effect values underpin the calculations of damages per event in Chapters 4 through 6.