Incinerators: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 212586 on Incinerators: Health Hazards, will he will publish the (a) reports and (b) evidence considered by Public Health England.

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

The Public Health England (PHE) position statement published in 2009 outlines the basis of the conclusion that well run and regulated municipal waste incinerators are not a significant risk to public health.

The evidence reviewed is outlined in the reference section of the position statement.

PHE’s position statement is available to view at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/municipal-waste-incinerator-emissions-to-air-impact-on-health

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