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Pollutionwatch: wood and peat burning brings return of air pollution to Dublin

A rise in the number of homes burning ‘green’ fuel in Dublin has had a big effect on air pollution London’s air pollution history – the Victorian pea-souper fogs, the deaths of 12,000 people in the 1952 smog and the Clean Air … Continue reading

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Green solid fuels contributing to ‘extraordinarily high levels of air pollution’, report finds

Dublin’s air pollution levels have been found to breach healthy standards. Researchers at NUI Galway looked at a two-month period between November 2016 and January 2017. They found the recorded pollution levels breached the World Health Organisation’s limits every one … Continue reading

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1,200 premature deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland 

Approximately 1,200 people die prematurely in Ireland every year as a result of air pollution. “In Ireland the premature deaths attributable to air pollution are estimated at 1,200 people,” states today’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s report. “The most common causes … Continue reading

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New alliance to push for air quality improvement

A major new alliance to push for better air quality was launched in Dublin this afternoon – amid a spirited row between environmentalist Duncan Stewart and Minister for Environment Phil Hogan. Chief executive of the Asthma Society of Ireland Sharon … Continue reading

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