Health effects of air pollution
In Birmingham, up to 900 people per year die early as a result of air pollution.
Air pollution increases the risk of death from cardiac (heart and blood vessels) and respiratory (lungs and breathing) causes, especially among people with pre-existing cardiac and respiratory conditions. It and .
But there is also evidence to suggest that poor air quality may also increase the risk of other health conditions such as bladder cancer and .
, but more research is needed to be sure this is caused by air pollution.
Page last updated: 26 February 2024