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Housing: Health

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 184965, tabled on 29 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote public awareness of the the effect on people's health of poor quality indoor environments.

Answered on

6 November 2018

Public Health England (PHE) raises public awareness of the impacts of indoor air pollution by supporting activities that aim to change behaviour, such as the annual Clean Air Day, and is working with health partners, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, World Health Organization and Allergy UK, to improve the evidence on the health impacts of poor indoor air quality which will enhance advice to the public. PHE also promotes awareness about carbon monoxide through the use of blog posts, press releases and social media updates.

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Department of Health and Social Care