Air Quality on the Tube (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2312
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why have you not sought independent scientific advice on the health risks of tube dust, as your predecessor did in 2003?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality on the Tube (2)

Answer for Air Quality on the Tube (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 04 September 2013. The independent study carried out by the Institute of Occupational Medicine in 2003 was comprehensive. TfL does not believe that it is necessary to conduct another study of this type given that the levels and content of dust in the underground sections of its infrastructure do not change markedly over time.

TfL regularly reviews new research findings and regularly measures dust levels in the underground sections of its infrastructure, using the Health and Safety Executive respirable dust measures.