Journal article sets out new approach to local air quality management

Public Health Wales's Environmental Public Health Team has published new research to enhance local air quality management policy and action in Wales.

In their recent paper in Environmental Science and Policy, Environmental Public Health Consultants Dr Huw Brunt and Dr Sarah Jones propose a new approach to local air quality management risk assessment.

For the first time, this promotes the consideration of air pollution risks in a broader public health context. Called Health and Air Pollution Risk Assessment/Area Prioritisation (HAP-RAP), the new method takes users through data linkage and ranking techniques in order to identify and prioritise 'at risk' communities based on air pollution andpublic health needs.