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Air Pollution: Death

Question for Department of Health

UIN 54346, tabled on 22 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the mortality rate in (a) England and (b) Greater Manchester caused by long-term exposure to particulate air pollution arising from human activities.

Answered on

25 November 2016

The fraction of annual all-cause adult mortality attributable to anthropogenic (human-made) particulate air pollution (measured as fine particulate matter, PM2.5*) is provided by the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator 3.01.

This calculates the mortality burden associated with long-term exposure to anthropogenic particulate air pollution at current levels, expressed as the percentage of annual deaths from all causes in those aged 30+.

In formation on presents the fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution extracted from the PHOF 3.01 indicator, for the period 2010-14, for England, North West and Areas within the Greater Manchester Area (as GMA is not an Administrative Area) is available at:

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Department of Health and Social Care
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