Air Pollution: Greater London

11 Nov 2014
Ms Diane Abbott MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of public health risks from air pollution in London; and if she will make a statement.

Dan Rogerson MP Answered on 17 November 2014

The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) advises the Government on all matters concerning the health effects of air pollutants. COMEAP has previously assessed the effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on mortality. It has also assessed mortality effects from particulate matter specifically, which included an assessment for London. The reports are available at:

Mortality attributable to particulate air pollution is included in the Public Health Outcomes Framework, used to assess progress by local authorities in addressing this health issue.

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