Useful Links

trafficBelow are some links to websites in the fields of air pollution, respiratory/cardiovascular health and public health

Government departments

 

Department for Transport http://dft.gov.uk

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - the air quality pages http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/air/air-quality/

 There are a number of useful web pages on the Defra website:

  • UK Air Information Resource http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/
  • Air Quality Strategy
  • Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) - an advisory group that provides independent scientific advice on air quality. Specifically, it gives advice on levels, sources and characteristics of air pollutants in the UK. 
  • Inter-Departmental Group on Costs and Benefits (IGCB) - provides analysis and advice relating to the quantification and valuation of local environmental impacts   
  • Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS)-This group no longer exists but its publications can still be assessed here on the Defra website

 

Organisations

Health Protection Agency http://www.hpa.org.uk/ProductsServices/ChemicalsPoisons/Environment/Air/

Environment Agency- information on air pollution, air quality and emissions, and releases of key air pollutants http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/pollution/air/default.aspx

National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory - Estimates of emissions from UK sources http://www.naei.org.uk/

Air Pollution Information Service (APIS)- information on air pollution and its effects on habitats and species. http://www.apis.ac.uk

European Environment Agency – articles and publications on air pollution· www.eea.europa.eu/themes/air

World Health Organization (WHOhttp://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/environmental-health/air-quality 

 

Societies

British Thoracic Society http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/

British Cardiovascular Society http://www.bcs.com/pages/default.asp

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology http://www.iseepi.org

 

Journals

Thorax (International journal of respiratory medicine) http://thorax.bmj.com/

Environmental Health Perspectives http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/home.action

 

Charities

British Lung Foundation http://www.lunguk.org

Asthma UK http://www.asthma.org.uk/

British Heart Foundation http://www.bhf.org.uk/news-and-campaigning/ourpolicies/preventing-heart-disease/air-pollution.aspx