Air pollution is well recognised as an urgent public health emergency: it causes up to 36,000 deaths, over 20,000 respiratory and cardiovascular hospital admissions, and 6 million sick days every year in the UK, at an estimated total social cost of £22.6 billion per annum (RCP, 2018).
· Click for a 1-minute video from the UK Health Security Agency on why air pollution is such a public health priority.
· Click here for the Royal College of Physicians “Reducing air pollution in the UK: Progress report 2018”.
· Click here for videos from Prof Stephen Holgate and Prof Jonathan Griggs on the impact of air pollution on health and tips from health professionals on how they speak to their patients about air pollution.
Thank you for your support with tackling air pollution.