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Estimating local mortality burdens associated with particulate air pollution

This report (PHE-CRCE-010) presents estimates of the size of the effects of air pollution on mortality in local authority areas in the UK.

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The increase in mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to particulate air pollution is one of the most important, and best-characterised, effects of air pollution on health.

This report presents estimates of the size of this effect on mortality in local authority areas in the UK, building upon the attributable fractions reported as an indicator in the public health outcomes framework for England. It discusses the concepts and assumptions underlying these calculations and gives information on how such estimates can be made.