Engine idling near schools should be banned, says Public Health England

Air pollution is considered the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure

Air pollution could cost England £5.3bn by 2035 unless action is taken

A new tool enables local authorities to estimate the impact on health and savings to the NHS and social care under different pollution scenarios

Pan-health sector pledge on “climate friendly” services

A group of major healthcare organisations in England has pledged to reduce their carbon footprint across the health industry. NHS England, the Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of GPs and more than a dozen other bodies signed up to the statement of intent to coincide with the UN’s recent Climate Summit. The collective which […]

Shale gas extraction poses 'low risk' to public health

Shale gas extraction poses a low risk to public health according to a new draft report released by Public Health England (PHE). As there isn’t yet any commercial shale gas extraction in Britain the draft report looked at countries such as the US where it is already taking place. The report found most of the […]