The quality of the air we breathe has important implications for human health.
Air quality assessments address human health by reference to air quality objectives and limit values. However, there is growing evidence that exposure below these limits can still affect health. When appropriate, the numbers of people affected, from hospital admissions to mortality, are calculated.
Prepared a report for Bristol City Council on health impacts of air pollution from PM2.5 and NO2. Modelled impacts of the proposed third runway at Heathrow.
Contributed to the assessment of the health impacts of the third runway at Heathrow.
Applied the Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol to emissions from Energy from Waste plant.
Researched the implications of an exposure reduction approach to address health impacts of PM2.5 on behalf of Defra. Contributed to a UNICEF report calling for action to protect children from the impact of air pollution.