Air Pollution: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to indicator 3.01 of Improving outcomes and supporting transparency, updated in August 2016, what data does his Department holds on the level of mortality linked to air pollution.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Public Health Outcomes Framework for England reports on a range of indicators for local authorities, including an indicator for air pollution expressed as the fraction of adult mortality attributable to long-term exposure to human-made particulate air pollution (Indicator 3.01).

In England, approximately 4.7% of all adult deaths in 2015 were attributable to long-term exposure to human-made particulate air pollution.

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