WIT Press


Naturation Of Mexico City: Cost Benefit Analysis Of An Air Quality Improvement Proposal

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010041

Volume

5

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

784 kb

Author(s)

E. Villasenor, E. Ortiz, G. Navas and E. Alemon

Abstract

Maturation of Mexico City: cost benefit analysis of an air quality improvement proposal E. Villasenor*, E. Ortiz*, G. Navas^ & E. Alemon^ * Institute Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico *UniversidadAutonoma de Chapingo, Mexico Instituto National de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico Abstract The naturation project consist in adapting plants (crasulaceae) to roofs and other concrete surfaces in order to reduce, among others, paniculate matter levels in air. Particulate matter of less than 10 microns can cause severe respiratory disease and minor symptoms. In this work we assess the impact of particles in public health, relating that impact to costs of hospitalization and reduction of productivity in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA), based on works for another countries, while better data are obtained. On the other hand, an estimation of the effect in reducing particles by the naturation project is made in order to assess the savings in costs due to public health damage, regardi

Keywords