05 October 2018 - NW2600
Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Health
(a) What steps is his department taking to quantify (i) deaths, (ii) disability resulting from cardiovascular and respiratory outcomes from air pollution and (iii) the costs thereof and (b) can he furnish Ms V Ketabahle with links to such research?
(a)-(b) The data related to the deaths and disability attributable to air pollution are produced by the Department of Environmental Affairs (The State of Air Report 2017) as well as STATSSA (Report on causes of mortality in SA, 2016). See www.statssa.org. In addition the Global Health Data Exchange provides useful data (www.healthdata.org/South-Africa?/language=41).