News alerts: w/b 28th January 2017

Please find below details of selected public health-related news stories that were reported in the above week. ScotPHO is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked news articles / publications and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Please note that some of the linked websites may require registration, subscription or payment to view articles. For new publications relating to health protection and for updates on infectious disease and other outbreaks, please see the Health Protection Scotland website.

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Monday 30th January

Warning over high levels of air pollution with seven local authority areas in Scotland having recorded toxic levels of particulate matter

More Details: Holyrood magazine

Tuesday 31st January

Air pollution crisis plagues UK according to UN’s special rapporteur 

More details: Guardian

Wednesday 1st February

Scottish government launches public consultation on fracking

More details: Guardian, Talking Fracking (SG) website

Thursday 2nd February

Frequent heading of a football linked to concussion

More details: Independent, Journal of American Academy of Neurology

In Glasgow, first swimmers for 16 years take to the water in Govanhill Baths

More details: Evening Times


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 28th January 2017

  • Tobacco Control Profiles, Quit attempts

  • Tobacco Control Profiles, Quit rate at 1 month follow-up

For more details, including the complete list of available indicators please see ScotPHO Online Profiles Tool.


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