Global urbanisation has occurred at an eye-watering rate over the past 60 years or so with some estimating that within just a few decades more than 65% of the planet’s population will call a city home. With these dramatic shifts …
Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis is the head of the Environmental Change department at PHE’s Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. He holds honorary academic affiliations with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Birmingham, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, the Institute of Air Quality Management and the Higher Education Academy.
Just last month my colleague Kevin Fenton outlined how critical good quality housing is to good public health. In a blog he championed the multi-faceted work being undertaken by PHE to reduce the impacts of poor, unsuitable housing on physical …
More than five percent of ‘deaths’ in England are attributable to long-term exposure to particulate air pollution, according to the latest data published in the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). The precise estimate is that 5.3 percent of mortality can …
Climate change has been a looming threat to our health for years and governments, doctors and scientists have each tried to predict what the future may hold. Here in the UK the health threats posed by climate change are not …
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