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Title: PM2.5 and NOx from traffic: human health impacts, external costs and policy implications from the Belgian perspective
Authors: Michiels, Hans
Mayeres, Inge
Int Panis, Luc
De Nocker, Luc
Deutsch, Felix
Lefebvre, Wouter
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This article employs an optimized impact pathway approach to marginal external health costs that relies on high-resolution dispersion models calibrated for Belgium and the surrounding areas. Per tonne, the MEHC PM2.5 is found to be many times larger than MEHC NOx, which is currently negative. Further, the impact of Belgian PM2.5 emissions in the immediate area of generation is significantly larger than the impact on more distant areas; the opposite is true for NOx. The MEHCs of both pollutants are predicted to increase in the coming years. Further analysis of the impacts of PM2.5 and NOx reveals that, on average, modern gasoline vehicles outperform their diesel counterparts as far as future emissions are concerned. This contrasts with findings for 2007, which suggested that Euro 5 diesels had fewer associated health costs because of the potential for ozone reduction offered by their NOx emissions
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14281
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2012.07.001
ISI #: 000311136400001
ISSN: 1361-9209
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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