Guidance on Air Pollution, Outdoor Air Quality and Health (NICE / PHE / COMEAP / BBC News / Lancet)

Summary

Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released guidance on reducing the harmful effects of air pollution.

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Reference

Gallagher, J. (2017). ‘Ban parents from leaving engines on’, says guidance. London: BBC Health News, June 30th 2017.

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Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health: guidance (NG70). London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 30th 2017.

There is an associated “map of medicine” style NICE Pathways online version.

COMEAP Summary of Evidence

The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) released an assessment of the health effects of exposure particulate air pollution, earlier this year:

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Statement on the evidence for differential health effects of particulate matter according to source or components. London: Public Health England / Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP), March 12th 2015.

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

According to the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, pollution may be linked to around one in six of deaths world-wide, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. In the UK, approximately 8% of deaths (or 50,000 possibly premature avoidable deaths) are estimated to have been linked to pollution in 2015.

“Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution”.

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Reference

Silver, K. (2017). Pollution linked to one in six deaths. London: BBC Health News, October 20th 2017.

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Reference

Landrigan, PJ. Fuller, R. [and] Acosta, NJR. [et al] (2017). The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. The Lancet. October 19th 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

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