Air Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what channels of communication his Department uses to alert the general public to a pollution episode.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

During air pollution episodes, Defra works closely with Public Health England and a network of health charities to ensure that key health messages are communicated to those who are vulnerable to the effects of air pollution, in addition to communicating through our normal digital channels.

We recommend people visit for the latest forecasts and health advice or check our Twitter feed @DefraUKAir.

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