Respiratory System: Diseases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th March 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, whether he plans to update indicator 3.01 in the Public Health Outcomes Framework to include morbidity as well as mortality linked to anthropogenic PM2.5 to reflect the role of that pollutant in exacerbating cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses and increasing the risk of a health episode being experienced by those living with those conditions.

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

The Public Health Outcomes Framework 3.01 indicator provides the fraction of adult mortality attributable to long-term exposure to human-made particulate air pollution. There are no plans to update this indicator to include morbidity.

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