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Feature Briefing

Air pollution in UK: the public health problem that won’t go away

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2757 (Published 22 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2757

Re: Air pollution in UK: the public health problem that won’t go away

When catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters require replacement, it is essential that the replacement unit fitted to a vehicle has the ability to perform its functions to the required standards in order to reduce air pollution and the consequent health problems that ensue.

Independent laboratory evidence obtained confirms that some catalytic converters currently being sold in the UK do not meet the EC standards against which they received their original homologation certification.

It is important that the EC and UK regulators (Department for Transport) monitor the performance of replacement emission control equipment to ensure that the products comply with the legally prescribed performance standards against which they obtained their original official approval status.

Competing interests: DISTRIBUTOR OF EMISSION CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

31 May 2015
RICHARD S STOCK
General Practioner and Company Director
QUEENSWOOD PRACTICE
PARK ROAD, LONDON, N8