Air Pollution: Health Hazards:Written question - HL16495

Q
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Air Pollution: Health Hazards
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of air pollution on public health; and whether they will legislate to introduce World Health Organisation air quality standards for fine particulate matter to protect the health of vulnerable people in the UK.
A
Answered on: 01 July 2019

Our Clean Air Strategy (CAS) recognised the impacts that air pollution has on health, and proposed a range of actions to meet our existing emissions reduction commitments to 2020 and 2030 in order to reduce these impacts. The CAS also committed to the setting of an ambitious long term air quality target to reduce the population’s exposure to PM2.5, and committed to publishing evidence on the feasibility of meeting World Health Organisation air quality guideline levels of PM2.5. This work is ongoing and will be published in due course.

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