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‘Dangerously high’ levels of air pollution found in Northern Ireland

Poisonous air across Northern Ireland is contributing to illness and early death for many people, it has been claimed. The stark warning comes as an investigation into air quality in Belfast revealed “dangerously high” levels of pollutants. Levels of nitrogen … Continue reading

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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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Air pollution issues go back to court

Air pollution is forcing the UK government back to court for the seventh time. The environmental legal group ClientEarth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly. It also says the government’s pollution plans for … 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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Air pollution killed 550 people in Northern Ireland in one year

Air pollution killed 550 people in Northern Ireland in 2011, according to a new study. That represented almost 4% of annual deaths here, the study by the Department of the Environment (DoE) said. The purpose of the cross-border study carried … 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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