Air pollutant mitigation strategies to reduce health impacts: An application in Detroit, MI

Sheena E. Martenies, Chad W. Milando, Stuart A. Batterman

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Abstract

Emissions control alternatives that attain overall tonnage reduction goals of 15-90% from baseline were developed using three approaches: uniform reductions at all major sources, reductions at the largest emitters first, and reductions at sources with the greatest health impacts per ton first. The peak SO2 concentrations, health impacts, and the distribution of impacts across the population were considered. Results of the full-scale case study showed that reductions at sources with the greatest health impacts per ton of SO2 emitted can have the greatest health benefits and also can improve the distribution of health impacts. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the A&WMA's 109th Annual Conference & Exhibition (New Orleans, LA 6/20-23/2016).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1390-1400
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event109th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition: Unmasking the Industrial Renaissance, ACE 2016 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 23 2016

Keywords

  • Air quality management
  • Burden of disease
  • Health equity
  • Health impact assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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