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European Commission notified of illegal levels of air pollution in Ireland for first time since 2009

For the first time in over a decade, illegal levels of air pollution have been detected in Ireland. The St. John’s Road West monitoring station near Heuston Station, Dublin recorded nitrogen dioxide levels above the European air quality limit due … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: European air-quality map exposes dangers

From diesel-stricken Paris to coal-reliant Poland, study of pollution hotspots underlines need for reform The European Environment Agency has shed fresh light on the continent’s air quality. Following the prevailing winds from west to east there is a clear gradient, … Continue reading

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Can Air Pollution Increase Risk Of Diabetes?

Can your risk of diabetes increase due to exposure to airborne particles of dust, dirt, and smoke? A new report warned that outdoor air pollution may be a significant contributor to diabetes cases around the world. The risk does not … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s ‘fog’ is actually particulate pollution

It’s been another cold winter day in Melbourne, with temperatures struggling to make it to 10 degrees Celsius. And while it may look like the fog stuck around all day, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It’s actually … Continue reading

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Could Your Shampoo Be the New Car Exhaust?

Shampoo. Air freshener. Countertop cleaner. Nearly everything in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink is a source of air pollution. Regulators and scientists have known this for years, but recent studies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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Poor air quality recorded in most of western Taiwan

The air quality in most parts of western Taiwan on Wednesday was generally rated “unhealthy,” prompting state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to reduce the output of two coal-fired power plants to cut air pollution emissions. As of noon, the Environmental … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 deaths a year in Ireland due to poor air quality

IRISH air is quietly killing its people. A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Ireland has repeatedly breached air pollution standards set by the World Health Organization and that these breaches have resulted in over 1500 premature … Continue reading

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Link between forest fire smoke and pollution events discovered 

Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of those events throughout the year, according to new research at … Continue reading

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