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Conflicts of interest All working party members have been asked to complete a Declaration of Interests form. The following potential conflicts of interest have been declared. Professor Stephen Holgate is a trustee of the British Lung Foundation (BLF), chair of the BLF's Scientific Committee, a trustee of Cancer Research UK, chair of Defra's Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee and the chair of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Science Council. Professor Jonathan Grigg provides scientific advice to the charity Change London (www.changelondon.org/about.php). He is also secretary of the Paediatric Assembly of the ERS. Professor John Ashton is a member of the Labour Party. Professor David Fishwick is a member of the BLF. Dr Gary Fuller is a member of the Air Quality Committee of Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) and his department holds a corporate membership. EPUK is a member-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) formerly known as the National Society for Clean Air (www.environmental- protection.org.uk/about-us/). He also declared that he has a freelance contract to write a monthly article on pollution in The Guardian. The remit of this article is to summarise recent air pollution in the UK. Additionally, he contributes four pieces a year on world air pollution. Each piece appears on the weather pages of the newspaper and online. He is paid £129 per article. Professor John Henderson receives university departmental funds from Pfizer Inc to support pre- translational research into epigenetic mechanisms in asthma. F Hoffman-La Roche Ltd supports a phase III clinical trial of a pharmaceutical agent in severe asthma through his NHS trust and for which he is the local principal investigator (PI). He has no personal pecuniary interests in either company. Dr Mike Holland is a subcontractor to a number of commercial consultancy organisations active in the field of environmental regulation, including Ricardo-AEA, AMEC and IIASA. Most work for these organisations is for the European Commission and associated agencies, and for the UK government. He has been consultant to a number of European pressure groups, providing independent assessment of the impacts of industrial facilities and prospective air pollution legislation. These include HEAL and EEB. The purpose of this work is to apply methods agreed with the World Health Organization and the European Commission to cases of interest to the NGOs. The work concludes with presentation of the completed analysis and associated report: he does not participate in any associated lobbying activities should the NGOs wish to use the information in this way. His earnings from these consultancy contracts are variable from year to year, but under €10,000 annually. Mr Philip Insall is a consultant providing services to clients in the public, private, voluntary and academic sectors, relating to the development of evidence, policy and guidance on transport and public health. At the time he was co-opted onto the RCP/RCPCH working party, he was an employee of Sustrans, a charity which, among other activities, campaigns on transport and public health issues including air quality. He has no clients or contracts related to his work with the working party, and has provided his expertise on the project without a fee. x © Royal College of Physicians 2016

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