The AIRPOLIM-T uses an accessible methodology for quantifying the health impacts of air pollution from the transport sector that can be applied in multiple countries, or cities, in the form of an open-source Excel tool. It calculates the impacts on mortality from four adulthood diseases: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ischemic heart disease and stroke, as well as lower respiratory infections (LRI) in children and adults - all of whose prevalence is increased with the intake of pollution. The tool can be used to compare the magnitude of health impacts under different scenarios for future transport sector pathways. This analysis can help policymakers or civil society organisations in highlighting the benefits of a low-carbon development of the transport sector.
The model was developed under the Ambition to Action project and is part of the COMPASS-toolbox.