TFL bosses urged to realise full research on air quality

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The London Assembly has urged TfL to make public its research on harmful particles in the Underground. In a letter to TfL, Environment Committee Chairwoman Caroline Russell said, “Why is TfL not releasing information relating to the levels of arsenic and chromium VI in the public domain?” Lilli Matson, TfL’s chief safety, health and environment officer, said the particulates found on the Tube “were not known to have the same adverse health effects” as those above ground, which are carcinogens.  She added that TfL spent £60 million every year cleaning trains, stations and tunnels.

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