Incinerator and mortality

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If Graham Wroe, (Letters, April 1,2016), wishes to learn more about the link between incinerators and higher infant mortality rates, the Green Party should insist on the London Mayor amending its May 2010 Intelligence Update Report that followed questions 41/2010 and 42/2010 by Darren Johnson AM.

The report has a map on page 8, which fails to show the positions of incinerators and also fails to disclose the infant mortality rates in 236 of London’s 625 electoral wards, where fewer than five infant deaths had occurred.

The positions of both the low and high infant death wards in relation to the incinerators are important.

Eleven of London’s electoral wards had zero infant deaths recorded during each of the above seven years and 102 wards had rates ranging from 7.0 t0 14 per 1,000 live births.

Michael Ryan

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