Air Quality

27 Oct 2015, 8:30 - 10:00

Meeting Room P, Portcullis House

Tel: 02072198377

This briefing provided the opportunity for parliamentarians to discuss with experts the effect of air quality policies on air pollutant exposure and health.

The event was chaired by Baroness Manningham-Buller. This was a working breakfast for MPs, Peers and their staff to discuss the science and resulting policy issues relating to new knowledge on the interconnections and pathways between air pollutants and interacting stressors, exposure routes and health effects in humans. Seven researchers and policy respondents in the field of air pollution spoke to the subject before answering questions and a summary of the discussion is available here (PDF PDF 446 KB). The speakers were:

  • Professor Paul Wilkinson, Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, member of the Committee on the Medical effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP)
  • Professor Martin Williams, Environmental Research Group, King’s College London
  • Professor Michael Depledge, Chair of Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter; and Chair of the Board of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health
  • Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, Air Pollution & Climate Change Group, Public Health England
  • Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra
  • Andrea Lee, Health and Environment Adviser, Client Earth
  • Ruth Calderwood, Environmental Policy Officer at City of London