What does air and chemical pollution cost us?
Air pollution costs society billions, and emissions of chemicals that negatively affect our health place a burden on society and healthcare. The EU project Valesor (Valuation of Environmental Stressors) will develop a tool for evaluating these pollutants.
Valesor focuses on the economic value of air pollution and chemicals that are harmful to health and the environment, i.e. environmental stressors. With better knowledge of this, political decisions about actions can be based on solid foundations.
The stressors that Valesor studies are chemicals and air pollutants that are transmitted by air, water and soil, including particles, nitrogen oxides, heavy metals and PFASs. The project will develop a website tool for evaluating the health and economic consequences of different political actions aimed at better air quality.
The consortium consists of researchers and experts from four EU countries (France, Sweden, Spain and Italy), and Norway, Serbia and the UK. The project is managed by the Université d'Angers in France.