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Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2017 Health Impacts of All Pollution – what do we know?

Publication date: 

2 Mar 2018

Ref: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officer-annual-report-2017-health-impacts-of-all-pollution-what-do-we-know

Author(s): 

Chapter 3 - 21st century chemicals. Timothy W. Gant. Helen E. Smith, Emma L. Marczylo, Miriam N. Jacobs, Timothy H. Marczylo, Ovnair Sepai, Andrew Tristem. Chapter 8 - Pollution – data, surveillance and health impacts. Paul Elliott, Frédéric B. Piel, Daniela Fecht and Anna L. Hansell. Chapter 9 - Measurement and communication of health risks from pollution. Kevin McConway, Helene Joffe, Marian Scott, David Spiegelhalter, Heather Walton.

Publication type: 

Article

Abstract: 

The Chief Medical Officer’s annual report for 2017 presents evidence and debate around: pollution caused by healthcare pollution and health inequalities new pollution issues measurement and communication of risks The Chief Medical Officer makes recommendations to government, the NHS, Public Health England and other agencies for action to improve the health system’s response to all types of pollution. The report also considers: changes needed to better understand emerging threats bringing together sources of information to give public health professionals a better idea of how to improve the health of people at a local level