Coronavirus: Air Pollution

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions has he had with Public Health England on the cost to social care of air pollution during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department has had no discussion with Public Health England (PHE) on the cost to social care due to air pollution during the COVID-19 outbreak.

PHE has previously considered the costs to the National Health Service and social care due to the health impacts of air pollution in their 2018 published report ‘Estimation of costs to the NHS and social care due to the health impacts of air pollution: summary report which is available at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/708855/Estimation_of_costs_to_the_NHS_and_social_care_due_to_the_health_impacts_of_air_pollution_-_summary_report.pdf

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