Pollution of All Types: A Broad Review of the Health Implications (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary

The Chief Medical Officer’s latest annual report summarises the latest emerging evidence about all types of pollution. The press release talks of four main topics:

  1. Pollution arising from healthcare.
  2. Pollution and health inequalities.
  3. Emerging pollution-related issues.
  4. Pollution measurement and communication of the likely risks.

The main sections in the main report cover:

  • Pollution from the Health and Care System.
  • 21st century chemicals.
  • New horizons.
  • Health economics of interventions to reduce pollution.
  • Pollution and inequality.
  • Environmental health – response to pollution.
  • Pollution – data, surveillance and health impacts.
  • Measurement and communication of health risks from pollution.

Note: One perhaps noteworthy omission from this report is any detailed examination of environmental prion contamination, there being little explicit mention of the human and animal prion diseases (vCJD and BSE / scrapie etc.).

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2018). Public at risk from ‘daily cocktail of pollution’. London: BBC Health News, March 2nd 2018.

This relates to:

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Reference

Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2017: Health impacts of all pollution – what do we know? London: Department of Health and Social Care, March 2nd 2018.

Plastics Pollution

Possibly of interest:

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Reference

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem. London: BBC Science & Environment News / BBC Health News, December 10th 2017.

Microplastics in Bottled Water

Bottled water may contain an average of ten plastic particles (microplastics) per litre:

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Reference

Shukman, D. (2018). Plastic particles found in bottled water. London: BBC Science & Environment News / BBC Health News, March 15th 2019.

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