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Health Impact Assessment Of Air Pollution On Asthma In London

Publication date: 

2 May 2019

Ref: 

REPORT

Author(s): 

Dr Heather Walton, David Dajnak , Dimitris Evangelopoulos, Daniela Fecht

Publication type: 

Book/Report

Abstract: 

The Greater London Authority (GLA) commissioned King’s College, London (King’s) and Imperial College, London to investigate the size of the link between asthma and air pollution in London following publication of a similar investigation in New York. It is accepted that air pollution is linked to exacerbation of asthma with ongoing debate on causation. This report concentrates on asthma admissions to hospital, particularly in children but also covers asthma admissions in adults and asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admissions in the elderly.