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Air Pollution: Mental Health

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL86, tabled on 19 December 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research by Environmental Health Perspectives, published on 18 December, which links air pollution with higher rates of mental health issues.

Answered on

7 January 2020

No assessment has been made of this research published by Environmental Health Perspectives.

Public Health England is currently supporting the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants on reviewing the available evidence on the impact of air pollution on cognitive decline. A report is due to be published in spring 2020.