Jamie Ward, Managing Director of ASBP Patron member Healthy Developments, attended Public Health England’s 2019 Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research on Thursday 16th May in London.
Since the mid-1990s, the Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research has been the main national meeting of the UK’s experts in the field of air pollution and health research and policy makers. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Current and future perspectives on air quality and public health’.
Poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK and the Clean Air Strategy published in January sets out bold ambitions to reduce emissions from transport, at home and from farming and industry. These include reducing PM2.5 concentrations across the UK, so that the number of people living in locations above the World Health Organization’s annual guideline level of 10 μg/m3 is reduced by 50% by 2025.
The meeting brought together academics, government scientists and policy makers to present and discuss the latest research findings. The meeting featured keynote speakers from Imperial College London and King’s College London (see the full programme here).
Jamie has kindly prepared some notes from the presentations, which can be downloaded here.
Find out more about the meeting at www.phe-events.org.uk.