Air Pollution and Population Growth Seminar

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CHDS, in conjunction with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA), hosted a seminar by Neal Fann from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Air Pollution and Population Growth.

The benefits of improved air quality are often expressed as deaths averted in a single year, which obscures the impact on population longevity and risks over-counting the number of attributable deaths. This seminar illustrated an alternative approach that uses a life table model, relying on data from the U.S. and Chile.

Neal Fann is a senior policy analyst at the U.S. EPA with fifteen years of experience in estimating the benefits of improved air quality. He has worked on numerous air quality regulations and is responsible for EPA’s Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program-Community Edition (BenMAP-CE).

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