Impact of green screens on concentrations of particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen in near road environments study by King’s College London February 2015

The State of Sheffield Annual Report from Sheffield’s Director of Public Health. Reports back to 2012 can be found here.

Energy and Air Pollution. World Energy Outlook Special Report
Around 18 000 people die each day as a result of air pollution. In fact, the number of deaths attributed to air pollution each year – 6.5 million deaths – is, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and road injuries combined. A 266-page report published by the International Energy Agency, 2016.

Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Pollution Exposure at Schools published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, November 2015. A 22-page booklet that can be used to help school communities identify strategies for reducing traffic-related pollution exposure at schools located downwind from heavily traveled roadways (such as highways), along corridors with significant trucking traffic, or near other traffic or vehicular pollution sources.

The Public Health Outcomes Framework Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting transparency sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected. The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life (includes an indicator for the health effects of air pollution)Mortality attributable to particulate air pollution in Sheffield








Air PollutionRadio 4’s Putting Science to Work – which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? (broadcast 15 December 2015)

Air pollution death toll – 698 people died prematurely in South Yorkshire in a year by Ellen Beardmore in the Star, 23 November 2015

BBC Look North covered the story about unacceptably high levels of air pollution at the taxi rank at Sheffield’s TaxiLeafletNov15Midland Station on 3rd November 2015, following distribution of a leaflet to taxi drivers encouraging them to switch off their engines when stationary.

Schools shut under a cloud of diesel Jonathan Leake’s article about Tinsley schools in the Sunday Times, 28 June 2015

Citizen Science – local air quality; local action an article about community air quality monitoring by Neil Parry and Barbara Rimmington, published in Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report no.23, September 2013

Review of Social Determinants and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region commissioned by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, to identify actions needed to address health inequities within and between countries across the 53 Member States of the European Region. The conclusions and recommendations of the review informed the development of Health 2020, the European policy framework for health and well-being – along with a companion study on governance for health in the 21st century. Read reports and executive summaries.

Air Quality in Lewisham: a guide for Public Health professionals published by Greater London Authority, Nov 2012, full report (45pp).

Neighbourhood Resilience in Sheffield: Getting By in Hard Times by Deborah Platts-Fowler & David Robinson, published by Sheffield Hallam University Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, 2013, full report (33pp).

Air Pollution: The Science, The Law, and Your Rights. An ELFline special edition Winter 2010

Crime is in the air: air pollution and regulation in the UK briefing paper by Professor Reece Walters of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) at King’s College London, September 2009

An evaluation of the Sheffield Air Quality Management Area scheme: Can it work and does Sheffield: City on the Move, really care? Barry Francis, a student at Sheffield Hallam University, has kindly made available his dissertation to a wider audience via Sheffield East End Quality of Life Initiative. You can read the full report (80 pages) or the abstract here.

How energy efficient is your home? Find out more about fuel poverty and affordable warmth fuel poverty and affordable warmth in Sheffield, visit

Read about research into links between air pollution and deaths from pneumonia, published 15 April 2008

Health Impact Assessment of the Rotherham Sheffield Motorway Corridor Planning Study (January 2001). EEQOL looked at the possible health impacts of a study commissioned jointly by Rotherham and Sheffield planning authorities to devise an investment strategy for one of the three Strategic Economic Zones within South Yorkshire’s Objective One programme.

The Darnall Environment and Health Audit (2001) was produced jointly by Sheffield Health and Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service in response to community concerns regarding the state of the local environment and its affect on health. A summary is available (171KB pdf file) as well as the full report.

In order to find out local residents’ views on proposals to regenerate the area as part of a Strategic Economic Zone within South Yorkshire’s Objective One programme, the East End Quality of Life Initiative carried out a postal survey in the Darnall Action Area (Darnall, Handsworth and Tinsley. The summary report, published in February 2001, is available here.

Darnall Community Research (August 2000) details the results of one-to-one interviews with local residents. Using local community researchers, the survey aimed to discover what environmental issues were of concern to local people, and how they affected their health and quality of life.


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