Questions BenMAP-CE Can Help Answer
Most analysts have used the BenMAP-CE tool to answer one of two types of questions:
1. What is the burden to human health of total air pollution?
2. What are the benefits of policy reducing air pollution by a certain amount?
The first question can be answered by conducting health burden analyses, which generally estimate the health impacts of air pollution from total air pollution levels.
The second question can be answered by estimating the avoided health impacts for air pollution changes from recent (or projected) pollution levels down to pollution levels after the policy intervention.