Engineering a reduction in air pollution
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Professor Chris Whitty asked the NEPC to input to the 2022 CMO Annual Report on air pollution. We organised two virtual roundtables in December 2021 to provide an overview of the roles of engineering in reducing the harmful health effects of air pollution. The first explored transport solutions and the second focused on interventions for the built environment. The roundtable discussion explored a range of interventions that can work together to reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. The discussion informed the structure of the CMO Annual report and identified expert authors.