Tube dust - COMEAP health advice

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3025
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps has Transport for London taken to update health advice from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) about tube dust, which was last given in 1998?

Answer

Answer for Tube dust - COMEAP health advice

Answer for Tube dust - COMEAP health advice

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL wrote to the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) in May 2016, asking whether they wished to update their advice, and for their opinion about the comparative risks of exposure to dust on the London Underground network, compared to air pollution above ground.

TfL expect that this matter will be discussed at the next meeting of COMEAP, which is due to be held in November 2016.