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Belfast bonfires pollution ‘double recommended limit’ 

Dozens of bonfires lit across Belfast on the Eleventh Night saw dangerous air pollution reach more than double internationally accepted levels. Pollution in the city began to rise after 10pm on Tuesday and peaked at midnight before dropping and then … Continue reading

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Belfast air pollution levels ‘among the worst in UK’

Air pollution levels in Belfast have been branded among the worst in the UK, with one monitoring station breaching EU legal limits for three years in a row. The station at Stockman’s Lane recorded an annual average nitrogen dioxide reading … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels soar in Belfast, Londonderry, Armagh and Newry 

Northern Ireland, London, the South East and Eastern regions are experiencing very high levels of pollutants known as particulate matter, or PMs, which come from sources such as traffic emissions, in particular diesel engines. High levels of air pollution are … Continue reading

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Department warns of high pollution levels in Belfast and Londonderry 

High levels of air pollution are being monitored by Department of Environment officials in Belfast and Londonderry. Moderate levels are also being recorded in towns across Northern Ireland. The department said “elevated levels” of pollution are likely to continue for … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel pollution kills 553 people in Northern Ireland every year, claims expert

Air pollution linked to fossil fuels is responsible for the deaths of 553 deaths across Northern Ireland every year, a shocking new report has revealed. A Belfast medical expert has called on health organisations to phase out their investment in … Continue reading

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Recirculated air pollution descends on Derry

High levels of air pollution have been recorded in Derry. The Department of Environment say it is currently monitoring high levels of particulate matter in the city – as well as in Belfast, Newry, Lisburn and Armagh. “The pollution is … Continue reading

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When temperatures drop, pollution levels can soar

On the 5 and 6 March air pollution reached the maximum value of 10 on the UK’s air pollution index – levels where the public are advised to reduce strenuous outdoor physical activity. The easterly air flow that bought cold … Continue reading

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High levels of air pollution found in Northern Ireland

High levels of air pollution have been detected in Northern Ireland, the Department of the Environment said. The Newry area has recorded the highest pollution, with moderate levels noted in Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Lisburn, North Down and Londonderry. The problem … Continue reading

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