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Author(s): E. Halperin, M.L. Miranda, D. Watson, and S. George
Abstract - Studies from Norway and Japan have found a higher incidence of medulloblastoma related to births that occur in the fall. The authors sought further evidence concerning this association. For 122 patients in a Duke University database and 90 patients from the Central Cancer Registry of...
Author(s): M.L. Miranda, D. Dolinoy, and M. Overstreet
Abstract - Environmental threats to children's health--especially low-level lead exposure--are complex and multifaceted; consequently, mitigation of these threats has proven costly and insufficient and has produced economic and racial disparities in exposure among populations. Policy makers, public...
Author(s): M.L. Miranda and D. Bynum
Abstract - This article uses case studies and multivariate analysis to explore the extent to which unit pricing programs contribute to undesirable diversion activities. An extended case-study analysis of nine unit-pricing cities details actual levels of diversion for six forms of undesirable...
Author(s): M.L. Miranda, P. Mohai, J. Bus, G. Charnley, E. Dorward-King, P. Foster, W. Munns
Author(s): M.L. Miranda and B.W. Hale
Abstract - This paper addresses the current debate over the expansion of biomass-based fuels. Using full social cost analysis, we estimate production and environmental costs for various forest residue, coal, oil, and natural gas energy production systems, using Sweden as our case example. We...

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