In Chile, 60% of its population are exposed to levels of Particulate Matter (PM) above international standards
. Air Pollution is causing 4,000 premature deaths per year
, including health costs over US$8 billion.
The System Dynamics Causal Loop Diagram developed herein shows an initial study of the dynamics among the variables that influences the accumulation of PM in the air, in particular the case of Temuco, in the South of Chile. In Temuco, 97% of the PM inventories comes from the combustion of low quality firewood, which in turns is being burned due to its low price and cultural habits/tradition.