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Analysts have used the BenMAP model to answer a variety of policy questions. Below we link to the abstracts of several recent articles in which the authors used BenMAP to estimate air pollution-related health impacts and monetized benefits.
- Cohan, Boylan, Marmur and Khan (2007). An Integrated Framework for Multipollutant Air Quality Management and Its Application in Georgia.
- Hubbell et al. (2009). Methodological considerations in developing local-scale health impact assessments: balancing national, regional and local data.
- Wesson, Fann, Morris, Fox and Hubbell (2010). A multi-pollutant, risk-based approach to air quality management: Case study for Detroit.
- Fann et al. (2011). Maximizing Health Benefits and Minimizing Inequality: Incorporating Local-Scale Data in the Design and Evaluation of Air Quality Policies.
- Kheirbek, Wheeler, Walters, Kaas and Matte (2013). PM2.5 and ozone health impacts and disparities in New York City: sensitivity to spatial and temporal resolution.
- Nowak, Hirabayashi, Bodine and Hoehn (2013). Modeled PM2.5 removal by trees in ten U.S. cities and associated health effects.
- Bae and Park (2009). Health benefits of improving air quality in the rapidly aging Korean society.
- He, Lei, Pan, Zhang, Zhang and Chen (2010). Co-benefits from energy policies in China.
- Boldo et al. (2011). Health Impact Assessment of a Reduction in Ambient PM2.5 Levels in Spain.
- Chae and Park (2011). Quantifying costs and benefits of integrated environmental strategies of air quality management and greenhouse gas reduction in the Seoul Metropolitan Area.
- Sonawane, Patil and Sthi (2012). Health benefit modelling and optimization of vehicular pollution control strategies.
- Nawahda (2013). Reductions of PM2.5 Air Concentrations and Possible Effects on Premature Mortality in Japan.
- Boldo et al. (2014). Air Quality Modeling and Mortality Impact of Fine Particles Reduction Policies in Spain.
- Hubbell et al. (2005). Health-Related Benefits of Attaining the 8-Hr Ozone Standard.
- Fann and Risley (2011). The Public Health Context for PM2.5 and Ozone Air Quality Trends.
- Berman et al. (2012). Health Benefits from Large-Scale Ozone Reduction in the United States.
- Fann et al. (2011). Estimating the National Public Health Burden Associated with PM2.5 and Ozone.
- Fann, Fulcher and Baker (2013). The Recent and Future Health Burden of Air Pollution Apportioned Across U.S. Sectors.
- Punger and West (2013). The effect of grid resolution on estimates of the burden of ozone and fine particulate matter on premature mortality in the USA.
- Thompson, Saari and Selin (2013). Air quality resolution for health impacts assessment: influence of regional characteristics.
- Winebrake, Corbett, Green, Lauer and Eyring (2009). Mitigating the Health Impacts of Pollution from Oceangoing Shipping: An Assessment of Low-Sulfur Fuel Mandates.
- Grabow et al. (2012). Air Quality and Exercise-Related Health Benefits from Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States.
- von Stackelberg, Buonocore, Bhave and Schwartz (2013). Public health impacts of secondary particulate formation from aromatic hydrocarbons in gasoline.
- Fann et al. (2009). The influence of location, source, and emission type in estimates of the human health benefits of reducing a ton of air pollution.
- Fann, Baker and Fulcher (2012). Characterizing the PM2.5-Related Health Benefits of Emission Reductions for 17 Industrial, Area and Mobile Emission Sectors Across the U.S.
- Machol and Rizk (2013). Economic value of U.S. fossil fuel electricity health impacts.
- Hill, Polasky, Nelson, Tilman, Huo, Ludig, Neumann, Zheng and Bonta (2008). Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline.
- Tagaris, Liao, DeLucia, Deck, Amar and Russell (2009). Potential Impact of Climate Change on Air Pollution-Related Human Health Effects.
- Tagaris, Liao, DeLucia, Deck, Amar and Russell (2010). Sensitivity of Air Pollution-Induced Premature Mortality to Precursor Emissions under the Influence of Climate Change.
- Voorhees et al. (2011). Climate change-related temperature impacts on warm season heat mortality: A proof-of-concept methodology using BenMAP.
- Post, Grambsch, Weaver, Morefield, Huang, Leung, Nolte, Adams, Liang, Zhu and Mahoney (2012). Variation in Estimated Ozone-Related Health Impacts of Climate Change due to Modeling Choices and Assumptions.
The briefings linked below contain additional background information on the model.
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 71 MB, December 15, 2011)
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 73 MB, May 11, 2017)
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 89 MB, June 28, 2017)
Recorded BenMAP-CE Webinar(1 pg, 91 MB, September 20, 2017)You may need Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Estimating Morbidity and Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution in New York City (PDF)(16 pp, 1 MB, August 2013)
- Estimating health impacts at the urban scale (PDF)(15 pp, 2 MB, August 2009)
- Using EPAs Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program for Global Health Impacts Analysis (PDF)(9 pp, 119 K, 2008)
- BenMAP Presentation to EPA Science Advisory Board (PDF)(28 pp, 2 MB, March 2007)
- BenMAP Presentation to United Nations (PDF)(29 pp, 2 MB, May 2007)