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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) health-and-safety research and (b) risk assessments his Department has (i) undertaken and (ii) commissioned on 5G technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has published a webpage about exposure to the radio waves from mobile phone base stations, including those for 5G networks, at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health</a></p><p>This explains the health-related reviews and assessments have been performed, as well as the practical measures that are in place to protect public health.</p><p>PHE advises that the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) should be adopted and there is no convincing evidence that radio wave exposures below the ICNIRP guideline levels cause adverse health effects. The guidelines apply to exposures at frequencies up to 300 GHz, well above the maximum few tens of GHz frequencies anticipated for use by 5G systems.</p><p>Health and safety legislation requires companies deploying and operating communication networks to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments, as well as put in place measures to reduce the identified risks so far as reasonably practicable. In controlling risks arising from radio wave exposure, the Health and Safety Executive refer to compliance with the ICNIRP guidelines. Industry has committed to comply with the international guidelines and to provide certificates of compliance with planning applications for base stations.</p><p>PHE continues to monitor the health-related evidence applicable to radio waves, including in relation to base stations, and is committed to updating its advice as required.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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256911 more like this
256912 more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T10:34:59.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:34:59.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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1127894
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned a regulatory safety testing on 5G radiofrequency radiation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 256911 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has published a webpage about exposure to the radio waves from mobile phone base stations, including those for 5G networks, at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health</a></p><p>This explains the health-related reviews and assessments have been performed, as well as the practical measures that are in place to protect public health.</p><p>PHE advises that the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) should be adopted and there is no convincing evidence that radio wave exposures below the ICNIRP guideline levels cause adverse health effects. The guidelines apply to exposures at frequencies up to 300 GHz, well above the maximum few tens of GHz frequencies anticipated for use by 5G systems.</p><p>Health and safety legislation requires companies deploying and operating communication networks to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments, as well as put in place measures to reduce the identified risks so far as reasonably practicable. In controlling risks arising from radio wave exposure, the Health and Safety Executive refer to compliance with the ICNIRP guidelines. Industry has committed to comply with the international guidelines and to provide certificates of compliance with planning applications for base stations.</p><p>PHE continues to monitor the health-related evidence applicable to radio waves, including in relation to base stations, and is committed to updating its advice as required.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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256910 more like this
256912 more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T10:34:59.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:34:59.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
1127896
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to undertake (a) health-and-safety research and (b) a risk assessments before 5G is adopted in a localised test area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 256912 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has published a webpage about exposure to the radio waves from mobile phone base stations, including those for 5G networks, at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health</a></p><p>This explains the health-related reviews and assessments have been performed, as well as the practical measures that are in place to protect public health.</p><p>PHE advises that the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) should be adopted and there is no convincing evidence that radio wave exposures below the ICNIRP guideline levels cause adverse health effects. The guidelines apply to exposures at frequencies up to 300 GHz, well above the maximum few tens of GHz frequencies anticipated for use by 5G systems.</p><p>Health and safety legislation requires companies deploying and operating communication networks to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments, as well as put in place measures to reduce the identified risks so far as reasonably practicable. In controlling risks arising from radio wave exposure, the Health and Safety Executive refer to compliance with the ICNIRP guidelines. Industry has committed to comply with the international guidelines and to provide certificates of compliance with planning applications for base stations.</p><p>PHE continues to monitor the health-related evidence applicable to radio waves, including in relation to base stations, and is committed to updating its advice as required.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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256910 more like this
256911 more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T10:34:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:34:59.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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1127949
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what studies have been carried out to evaluate the effect of 5G on (a) pregnant women, (b) babies and (c) young children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 256920 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
unstar this property answer text <p>A considerable amount of research has been carried out on exposure to radio waves over several decades, and evidence reviews have been prepared by scientific expert groups in the United Kingdom and around the world. Among the health topics investigated is whether adverse effects can occur in relation to reproduction and development.</p><p>Public Health England (PHE) has published a webpage about exposure to the radio waves from mobile phone base stations, including those for 5G networks, at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health</a></p><p>Based on the accumulated evidence and reviews, PHE advises that the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) should be adopted and there is no convincing evidence that radio wave exposures below the ICNIRP guideline levels cause adverse health effects. This includes effects in relation to reproduction and development.</p><p>PHE has committed to keeping the emerging evidence under review and to preparing another comprehensive review when sufficient new evidence has accumulated.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T10:39:58.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T10:39:58.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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1128914
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what investigations the Government has commissioned on the health and safety implications of the 5G rollout. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and health evidence reviews have been prepared by scientific expert groups in the United Kingdom and around the world. The independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation (AGNIR) published their report in the UK in 2012 and the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published their report in 2015. The World Health Organization is presently preparing a review. The AGNIR report is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-health-effects" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-health-effects</a></p><p> </p><p>The SCENIHR report is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/docs/citizens_emf_en.pdf" target="_blank">https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/docs/citizens_emf_en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Based on the accumulated evidence and reviews, Public Health England (PHE) advises that the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) should be adopted and there is no convincing evidence that EMF exposures below the ICNIRP guideline levels cause adverse health effects.</p><p> </p><p>PHE has committed to keeping the emerging evidence under review and to preparing another comprehensive review when sufficient new evidence has accumulated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:19:34.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:19:34.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department plans to publish on protecting people who suffer from electro-hypersensitivity from the effects of 5G. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 261100 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) advises that the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) should be adopted for limiting exposure to radio waves, and there is no convincing evidence that adverse health effects can result if these guidelines are complied with.</p><p>Carefully designed studies have been performed in the United Kingdom and around the world to investigate whether the health symptoms some people experience and attribute to exposure to radio waves within the ICNIRP guideline levels are indeed caused by exposure. The studies are detailed in the 2012 report from the independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation, available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-health-effects" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-health-effects</a></p><p>PHE continues to monitor the evidence on this topic.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:36:33.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:36:33.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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1129627
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Acrylamide: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the threat of cancer from acrylamide in (a) food and (b) tobacco smoke. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 259846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Since the mid-2000s, when acrylamide was first highlighted as a food safety concern, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has worked with industry and European counterparts to mitigate the risks of acrylamide to consumers. It has developed a Code of Practice for food businesses; provided local authorities with guidance to ensure business compliance; and worked with catering establishments to reduce acrylamide formation during food preparation.</p><p>The FSA continues to take an active role in European Union/United Kingdom negotiations to develop a process for setting regulatory limits for acrylamide in certain products such as those intended for infants and young children.</p><p>The EU does not include acrylamide in its list of priority additives contained in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco that are subject to enhanced reporting obligations under the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU).</p><p>The best way to reduce the risk from tobacco smoke is to reduce smoking. The UK is a world leader in tobacco control, with a comprehensive programme to reduce smoking prevalence, including fiscal measures, a ban on all forms of advertising and promotion, smoke free mass media campaigns, action to tackle illegal tobacco and evidence-based support for smokers to quit.</p><p>In recent years, adult smoking prevalence has been declining at an accelerated rate and the government is working with partners across the healthcare system towards the achievement of a smoke free generation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:27:53.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:27:53.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the safe level of exposure is to (a) PM1 and (b) PM0.1. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 266069 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) undertakes various air quality research projects, working with academic partners, to review the evidence for the health effects of air pollutants, regarding the health effects of particulate matter (PM0.1 and PM1)<sub>.</sub> PHE is a partner in two health protection research units funded by the National Institute for Health Research, whose remit includes air pollution research. These projects can be viewed at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.hpru-ech.nihr.ac.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.hpru-ech.nihr.ac.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>PHE also draws on scientific studies and reviews published in the peer reviewed literature and by authoritative bodies.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 266068 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:31:54.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:31:54.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
1135185
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the safe level of exposure to (a) PM0.1, (b) PM1 and (c) PM2.5. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 270241 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>It is not possible to determine, based on the currently available evidence, whether there is a safe level of exposure to particulate matter PM0.1, PM1 or PM2.5.</p><p> </p><p>However, the World Health Organization has developed air quality guidelines for air pollutants. These guidelines can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/69477/WHO_SDE_PHE_OEH_06.02_eng.pdf;jsessionid=2BA71982F81800529E1DDB3FDC4838D7?sequence=1" target="_blank">https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/69477/WHO_SDE_PHE_OEH_06.02_eng.pdf;jsessionid=2BA71982F81800529E1DDB3FDC4838D7?sequence=1</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:19:11.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:19:11.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on studies carried out by the (a) National Institute for Health Research and (b) NHS Health Protection Research Unit into the effects on human health of (i) PM1 and (ii) PM0.1. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 272131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department invests over £1 billion a year in health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR supports a wide range of work on the health effects of air pollution through various funding streams, including research on the impacts of fine particulate matter with a diameter of <em>2.5</em> μm or less (PM2.5). The majority of research commissioned is focussed on a wide range of pollutants and unless otherwise stated, most studies have not differentiated between PM2.5, PM1.0 and PM0.1.</p><p>Information on the research projects commissioned and their findings are published by the NIHR in a dedicated journals library which can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/" target="_blank">https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:17:00.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:17:00.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter