Reports and studies
Aphekom used traditional HIA health impact assessment methods to conduct an in-depth update of the impact of air pollution on health in 25 European cities totalling nearly 39 million inhabitants. The summary report suggests that living near busy roads could be responsible for some 15-30 percent of all new cases of asthma in children; and of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and CHD (coronary heart disease) in adults 65 years of age and older.
Healthy Transport = Healthy Lives
The British Medical Association have brought together the latest evidence in this report on the impact of transport policy on health, and demonstrate the long-term health benefits that can be achieved by integrating health into transport planning.
London Remade debate London’s air quality
In their 8th debate London Remade focus on the major problem of London’s poor air quality inviting views from both professionals and members of the public.
Something in the Air: The forgotten crisis of Britain’s poor air quality
We welcome this report from the Policy Exchange which clearly sets out the issues and makes some welcome recommendations, such as the development of a wider network of low-emission zones in areas where limit values for NO2 are being breached.
14 Cost Effective Actions to Cut Central London Air Pollution
This report highlights the financial benefits of a range of actions from encouraging cycling to boilers with ultra-low nitrogen oxides emissions.