Air Pollution: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th July 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, what information his Department holds on studies undertaken by the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) on the effects on human health of (a) PM0.1 and (b) PM1.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England provides the Scientific Secretariat for the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, an advisory committee of independent experts that provides advice to Government departments and agencies on how air pollution impacts on health. No assessment of the impact of PM1 and PM0.1 components of particulate air pollution has been produced.

A comprehensive list of the Committee’s publications can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/comeap-reports

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