HC Deb 30 June 1971 vol 820 c122W
43. Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will undertake a joint study with the Department of Social Services with regard to the effect of air pollution on health.

Mr. Peter Walker

The entire subject is too wide for a single study but specific studies of various important aspects are proceeding or have recently been completed. For example, the Medical Research Council's air pollution unit is investigating the effect of various kinds of air pollution on lung function and the general effects of vehicle exhaust emissions, and last year the Royal College of Physicians published a report on air pollution and health. The Clean Air Council receives reports both from the air pollution unit and from the Interdepartmental Committee on Air Pollution Research.