Aston University, Birmingham – Thursday 10 November 2016
Enhancing health through environmental quality – opportunities or threats from Brexit
The quality of our environment is increasingly recognised as a major factor in the health of people and communities across the world. In the UK, air quality has now become one of the top public health risk factors, with estimates of over 40,000 deaths brought forward each year by air pollution. Noise, long known as a threat to wellbeing, is now emerging as a direct challenge to health. Policy on land quality aims to prevent harm from industrial contamination as land is developed for human use.
This year marks 60 years since the Clean Air Acts, legislation that tackled the devastating impacts of the great smogs of the 1950’s. EPUK campaigned for this legislation (as the National Society for Clean Air), as we continue to push now for robust environmental legislation and programmes to protect human health, in the light of uncertainty around Brexit. EPUK is marking this significant milestone with a look back and a look ahead, to consider the opportunities and challenges for environmental protection from the current situation and the future to provide health protection for all in the UK.
Professor Frank Kelly, Environmental Research Group, Kings College, London, will open the conference with an overview of the current state of health protection from air pollution and what we must do now to deliver real improvements. Dr Jill Meara, PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, will introduce the second part of the afternoon plenary session by describing the approach to managing health risks from environmental pollution. Graham Jukes, who has recently retired as the Chief Executive of the CIEH, will give a closing presentation on the current and potential future roles of local authorities. Lord Whitty, our President, will be introducing a session on environmental protection outside the EU..
The Conference Brochure is available here epuk2016conferencebrochure
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