Modelling the long-term health impacts of air pollution in London

This study estimates the long-term health impacts of exposure to air pollution in London from 2016 to 2050. The study finds that by 2050 policies in the London Environment Strategy (including the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone and expansion to the North and South circular roads) will result in:

  • almost 300,000 Londoners avoiding new diseases attributable to air pollution, such as coronary heart disease, lung cancer and dementia. This is a reduction of around one in every four air pollution related diseases
  • a cost saving to London’s NHS and social care system of around £5 billion
  • one million fewer air pollution related hospital admissions in London
     

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