EVALUATION OF LOCAL AIR POLLUTION EFFECTS

VAERDERING AV LOKALA LUFTFOERORENINGAR

The aim of the project is to develop a method for monetary valuation of local health effects of exhaust emissions in urban areas. The value will be expressed in SEK per kg of emission component. It is dependent on the location and time of the emission, the weather conditions etc. The following chain has been studied: emission - dispersion - exposure - dose - economic valuation. For the dose calculations the local dispersion model developed for Goeteborg was used. The calculated concentrations were coupled to population density data to get the urban dose. Local excess concentrations in the streets have also been considered and will give the street dose. The valuations of health effects have used already available WTP (willingness to pay) data. A monetary value has been given to each inhaled mg of different exhaust emission components: nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons (VOC) and particulate matter. The derived dose valuation can be used in all Swedish towns and cities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    KOMMUNIKATIONSFORSKNINGSBEREDNINGEN

    BOX 5706
    STOCKHOLM,   Sweden  S-114 97
  • Authors:
    • LEKSELL, I
    • LOEFGREN, L
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00731560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1997 12:00AM