Tag Archives: Ireland

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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Pollutionwatch: summer’s deadly wildfires cause pollution worldwide

Widespread wildfires have taken lives and destroyed habitats as well as causing air pollution Wildfires are spanning the northern hemisphere. Local impacts have been severe; notably the loss of habitat and life, including the tragic deaths in Greece. Smoke has caused … 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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Gorse fires: Residents in affected areas told to stay indoors

Cloosh Valley blaze led to Galway city having air pollution similar to that in Beijing People living in areas affected by recent gorse fires have been advised to avoid spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. The HSE offered the advice … 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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Glasgow breaches WHO air pollution safety levels 

Glasgow has been named among 11 urban areas in the UK and Ireland which have breached air pollution safety levels. The city featured in the data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The health body warned poor air quality … Continue reading

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Many European countries’ air pollutant emissions above legal limits

Air pollutant emissions in the EU continue to exceed legal limits, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today. Preliminary data for 2013 shows that ten EU Member States exceeded one or more of their emission … Continue reading

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