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Air Pollution: Health Hazards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL87, tabled on 19 December 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of air pollution on the NHS, particularly in the winter.

Answered on

7 January 2020

Public Health England published a cost analysis tool in 2018 for estimating the health burden and costs to the National Health Service and social care system arising due to diseases related to air pollution. Figures are available at the national and local levels including future cost estimates. No specific estimations made by season are available. The tool to help local authorities estimate the burden of air pollution on the health care system, Estimation of costs to the NHS and social care due to the health impacts of air pollution, is attached.