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Theme 1: Project 1 - Carbon monoxide

Initial work has highlighted the likely extent of low-level exposure to CO to a much larger proportion of the English population than previously thought. Following our analyses of hospital admissions and initial work on A&E attendances 2007-10, epidemiological analyses will be extended to inpatient and A&E admissions in recent years (2010-2016) to confirm temporal trends and spatial patterns previously identified, and to the development of methodologies to link across A&E, hospital admissions, coroners’ data and mortality datasets (a novel exercise which has benefits for other research). 

This work will be linked with information on exposure and exposure markers (such as housing quality) to enable a better estimate of “low-level” exposures.  This information on population exposure and health effects will support an overall estimate of disease burden from CO to the national population.

Lead researchers

Dr Fred Piel

Investigator

Imperial College London

Dr Giovanni Leonardi

Investigator

Public Health England