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‘Very high’ levels of air pollution recorded in Northern Ireland

Very high levels of air pollution have been recorded overnight in Newry – with other areas across Northern Ireland also suffering from increased levels. The numbers have been blamed on weather conditions causing a build up of pollutants from cars … Continue reading

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World Pollutionwatch: A breath of not-so-fresh air

On Saturday afternoon, 6 September, the Irish Environmental Protection Agency’s twitter feed began issuing air pollution warnings for rural Ireland and across towns and cities. Sulphur dioxide concentrations briefly resembled those experienced downwind of large, old coal power stations or … Continue reading

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Dungiven air pollution now proven

Limavady Council has proven conclusively what most locals have long suspected, that the traffic in Dungiven is causing unsafe levels of pollution. Locals have long called for a bypass around Dungiven to alleviate pollution problems coming from the high volume … Continue reading

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Should I be worried about air pollution?

I wasn’t about for the great smog of 1952, but naturally I’ve heard a lot about this fabled pea-souper. There’s a suggestion we’ve moved on from air pollution, that we’ve somehow solved it. Not so. We might not have smog, … Continue reading

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Warning over high level of air pollution in Derry

Air pollution has hit unusually high levels in Londonderry. The very high levels of particulate matter are linked to the current cold weather conditions and are expected across Northern Ireland until Friday, forecasters said. The weather conditions can lead to … 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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UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling “short of breath” and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied … 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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