A new report on Air Quality and Mortality, ‘Estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution’ was published on 10 April by Public Health England (PHE).
The PHE report provides estimates of modelled fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) levels for the UK and the estimated additional burden of deaths associated with long-term exposure to this fine particulate matter.
To assist NHS boards and local authorities in Scotland with the interpretation of their local data, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has prepared a briefing paper to support PHE’s report. HPS worked with the Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health, Scottish Government, SEPA, NHS Health Scotland, NHS boards, PHE and Ricardo-AEA to produce this.
The HPS briefing paper provides background information on air pollution and health impacts in Scotland and on the current position in relation to policy and strategy on air quality. It also provides information on recent trends in air pollution monitoring in Scotland.