Health Risk Assessment

Today the main cause of premature deaths and cardio-respiratory diseases are due to long and short-term exposure to air pollution, especially in susceptible groups of the population.

Our PARTICULAS professionals have more than 16 years of experience in health risk assessment through toxicological and epidemiological studies in urban and industrial areas. The results of this risk assessment have been integrated into environmental management tools to determine health benefits each time any emission reduction measure is evaluated in Atmospheric Decontamination Plans and Environmental Impact Studies, such as the EPA’s BenMAP system. It should be noted that the BenMAP has already been adapted for Chile and allows us to develop the General Analysis of the Economic and Social Impact (AGIES in Spanish).


BenMAP is an Open-Source software used to estimate the benefits associated with the reduction of concentrations of atmospheric pollutants in the face of different emission scenarios, applied especially in the evaluation of Decontamination and Atmospheric Prevention Plans, but also in Studies and Environmental Declarations.

It is a quantitative tool that allows establishing health risk due to mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular and respiratory problems (heart attacks, strokes, hospital admissions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma attacks, days not worked) , worker productivity, school absence) and their economic costs.

BenMAP allows:

Generation of maps of exposure to air pollution by PM2.5, PM10, Ozone.

Map with the distribution of avoided cases of mortality or morbidity throughout Chile or the region under study.

Comparison of the benefits of atmospheric decontamination measures.

Estimation of the health impacts associated with short and long-term exposure to air pollutants.

Map with the distribution of avoided cases of mortality or morbidity throughout Chile or the region under study.

We invite you to learn more about our personalized service carried out for the cities of Temuco, Gran Concepción, Chillán, Los Angeles, Santiago, and Nashville TN.


More than 16 years of national and international experience.

Experts in air quality with a PhD or Master's degrees.

Personalized service.

We are part of Huella Chile.

We are part of the Global Pact Chile.

We have zero accidents at work since the creation of our company.

We have strong collaborative ties with important international institutions.

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