Air Quality on the Tube

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0565
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you still consider that levels of air pollution are 'safe' for employees and passengers throughout the London Underground after the Health and Safety Executive emphasised that the limits it sets are the maximum legally permissible and are not selected to protect the most sensitive individuals?

Answer

Answer for Air Quality on the Tube

Answer for Air Quality on the Tube

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As stated in the answer to MQ 2013/2313, TfL's research results provide reassurance that the levels of dust on the Underground do not pose a significant risk to the health of customers or staff. Dust levels are currently less than a third of the HSE's exposure limit and London Underground will continue with its stringent cleaning regime to ensure that dust levels remain low. In addition to regular monitoring of dust levels, TfL keeps up to date with national and international research on air quality.