Heathrow Air Quality (2)

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many premature deaths are caused by poor air quality around Heathrow?


Answer for Heathrow Air Quality (2)

Answer for Heathrow Air Quality (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are a number of different and complex sources that contribute to the overall pollution levels to which people are exposed. Therefore, the specific contribution of Heathrow Airport to the health impacts of air pollution has not been quantified.

That said, the Government must continue to scrutinise the existing operation of Heathrow Airport to mitigate its impact on poor air quality in the capital. A clear commitment is needed at a national level to ensure this area meets compliance as soon as possible to ensure health impacts are minimised.