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STATEMENT FROM THE RT HON DAME CHERYL GILLAN, MP FOR CHESHAM AND AMERSHAM

17 FEBRUARY 2020

AIR QUALITY

Tom Hunt and Bagheera, his pet Labrador who is his loyal assistant, have done tremendous, very practical work to gather data about air pollution.

I really know from personal experience how air quality affects health.

Public Health England said in March 2019 that :

Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure. There is strong evidence that air pollution causes the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and lung cancer, and exacerbates asthma.