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Amy Khor on mortality and health costs of air pollution

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The Government is unable to provide specific information on the annual mortality or health costs associated with air pollution in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor. Answering an MP’s questions in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28), she said Singapore takes into account the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality guidelines as well as studies on the health costs of air pollution to formulate mitigation policies to safeguard public health, and these studies differ in their methodologies and assumptions. Dr Khor said Singapore has yet to meet the WHO guideline for PM2.5 pollution, but it has long had “robust” policies and measures to safeguard air quality and has been tightening industrial and vehicular emissions standards. *Audio issues inherent from source

The Government is unable to provide specific information on the annual mortality or health costs associated with air pollution in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor. Answering an MP’s questions in Parliament on Monday (Nov 28), she said Singapore takes into account the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality guidelines as well as studies on the health costs of air pollution to formulate mitigation policies to safeguard public health, and these studies differ in their methodologies and assumptions. Dr Khor said Singapore has yet to meet the WHO guideline for PM2.5 pollution, but it has long had “robust” policies and measures to safeguard air quality and has been tightening industrial and vehicular emissions standards. *Audio issues inherent from source

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