This report details an analysis of Local Authority prosecutions identified or reported to theEHP for the calendar year 2013. The focus of this report is on the financial penalties awarded as a result of Local Authority prosecutions.
This publication follows on from and updates an investigation completed in 2006/7, funded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The risks to public health from exposure to emissions from shale gas extraction are low if operations are properly run and regulated, according to a PHE report. The report reviews the potential health impacts of shale gas extraction.
Environmental Protection: Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased deaths after heart attacks
Air pollution contributes to an increased number of deaths among patients who have been admitted to hospital with heart attacks, according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal
theEHP consistently reported on Local Authority prosecutions. As part of our 2012 review, we have carried out an analysis of Environmental Health prosecution.
Risks to public health in the UK from climate change are spelled out in a report published by the Health Protection Agency. The study, Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012, is an extensive update of earlier reports published by the Department of Health.