Air Pollution

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities have access to adequate data on air pollution and its associated health risks in order to make informed policy decisions.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committed to making local and national monitoring data accessible from a single location to help local authorities make informed policy decisions. These data can be viewed at the following link:

https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs also provides calculation tools to support local authorities in their monitoring and modelling efforts at the following link:

https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/networks/find-sites?site_name=&pollutant=9999&group_id=9999&country_id=9999&region_id=9999&location_type=9999&search=Search+Network&view=advanced&action=results

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