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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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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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