The whole of Hackney is a designated Air Quality Management Area, with zones of high NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) and PM10 (particulate matter 10) levels. 6 National health-based objectives for NO2 and PM10 are not being met in the City, so the whole of the Square Mile has also been declared an Air Quality Management Area.

The City of London is the most affected local authority area in London for air pollution; Hackney is the seventh most affected. 7 8 The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) includes an indicator on the fraction of all-cause adult mortality attributable to particulate air pollution in people aged over 30. 9 In 2014 in Hackney this was 7.2% and in the City it was 8.3%, the highest in the country.

The PHOF also includes an indicator on the percentage of the population exposed to significant road, rail and air transport noise. 10 In Hackney in 2011, this was 14% during the daytime and 18% at night. In the City over the same period, 29% of the local population were exposed during the daytime (the highest in the country) and 29% were exposed at night.

References

  1. Hackney Council, “Hackney Council Air Quality Action Plan 2015-2019,” 2015.
  2. Greater London Authority, “Better Environment, Better Health: A GLA guide for London’s Boroughs, London Borough of Hackney,” 2013.
  3. Hackney Council, “Hackney Council Air Quality Action Plan 2015-2019,” 2015
  4. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: Indicator 3.01 – Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution,” [Online]. Available: http://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#page/3/gid/1000043/pat/6/par/E12000007/ati/102/are/E09000012/iid/30101/age/230/sex/4. [Accessed November 2016].
  5. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: Indicator 3.01 – Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution,” [Online]. Available: http://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#page/3/gid/1000043/pat/6/par/E12000007/ati/102/are/E09000012/iid/30101/age/230/sex/4. [Accessed November 2016].
  6. Hackney Council, “Hackney Council Air Quality Action Plan 2015-2019,” 2015.
  7. Greater London Authority, “Better Environment, Better Health: A GLA guide for London’s Boroughs, London Borough of Hackney,” 2013.
  8. Hackney Council, “Hackney Council Air Quality Action Plan 2015-2019,” 2015
  9. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: Indicator 3.01 – Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution,” [Online]. Available: http://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#page/3/gid/1000043/pat/6/par/E12000007/ati/102/are/E09000012/iid/30101/age/230/sex/4. [Accessed November 2016].
  10. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: Indicator 3.01 – Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution,” [Online]. Available: http://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#page/3/gid/1000043/pat/6/par/E12000007/ati/102/are/E09000012/iid/30101/age/230/sex/4. [Accessed November 2016].