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New podcast discusses the impact of air pollution on health

The London Air Quality and Health Programme Office are pleased to announce the launch of a podcast discussing the impact of air pollution on health.

“Air pollution: a silent threat we can’t ignore” has been developed in memory of the life of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah – the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death – and is a testament to the work of Ella’s family in bringing this important issue to the forefront.

The work of the Air Quality Programme Office was supported by the Office of the London Partnership as part of the 2022/23 cohort of projects that received funding.

The Programme Office has collaborated with Primary Care UK as part of a broader educational package to develop this podcast to discuss how healthcare professionals can help address the health issues around air pollution. It includes an interview with Dr Karen Exley, UKHSA and Dr Jo Sauvage, NHS North Central London Integrated Care System (NCL ICS). There are key features from Kevin Fenton CBE (OHID), Dr Mark Hayden (GOSH) and Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah CBE, Founder & Director of the Ella Roberta Foundation and mother of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah.

The podcast has been released by Primary Care UK on usual podcast platforms and is being communicated via LinkedIn and X social media. It is accessible from almost all podcast apps/directories, e.g. Apple podcasts, Amazon music, Deezer, Spotify, etc.

We thank all of our incredible speakers and for those who have worked on producing this educational resource. Please do listen and share this educational initiative far and wide with your colleagues to promote this podcast and raise awareness of the health issues around air pollution.

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