Air Quality on the Tube (3)

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How can you state that exposure to tube dust is 'safe' when both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) advise that exposure should be kept as low as practically possible?


Answer for Air Quality on the Tube (3)

Answer for Air Quality on the Tube (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 04 September 2013. Our research results have given us sufficient reassurance that the dust on the Tube does not pose a significant risk to the health of our customers or staff.

Dust levels are currently less than a third of the HSE's exposure limit and LU will continue with its stringent cleaning regime to ensure that dust levels remain low.