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#air pollution

# air-pollution - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

# air-pollution - Monday 27 July, 2020

Opinion: After the Covid-19 masks are gone, will we breathe cleaner air?

Dr Karen Moore of the An Taisce Green-Schools programme wonders if despite Covid-19 and the lockdown, can we take some long-lasting benefits from it all – for the air we breathe, our health and quality of life.

# air-pollution - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Opinion: We need serious help to 'stop burning stuff' to heat our homes

UCC researcher calls for a broader range of clean energy initiatives as small towns suffer air pollution from residential solid fuel burning.

# air-pollution - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas'

Air pollution is known to have potentially devastating impacts on children’s health.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.

# air-pollution - Friday 20 October, 2017

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

# air-pollution - Monday 25 September, 2017

Are diesel cars really better for the environment than petrol ones?

Short answer: no. And here’s why.

# air-pollution - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'

The UK follows France in announcing plans to phase out such vehicles in just over 20 years’ time.

# air-pollution - Friday 30 June, 2017

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a 'no idling' policy should be enforced near schools?

Ireland is facing a multi-million euro fine from the EU each year if it doesn’t reduce its emissions.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Irish children from deprived families twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand-smoke

32.7% of nine-year-olds from Ireland’s lowest-income families are exposed to secondary smoke daily.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

# air-pollution - Monday 3 August, 2015

European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved Not Happening This post contains videos

# air-pollution - Friday 8 August, 2014

This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution

This app reads the level of air pollution in your environment.

# air-pollution - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Fears for Ireland's air after health warnings in the UK

Ireland’s air quality suffered from dust that was carried from the Sahara desert over the weekend.

# air-pollution - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows

Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies

Researchers said the findings suggest that metals and other pollutants should be regularly measured in the blood of pregnant women.

# air-pollution - Monday 6 May, 2013

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years

Smoky coal is already banned in 27 towns and cities around the country, but now the Minister for the Environment says he wants to see it nationwide.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

# air-pollution - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...

That air you’re breathing right now? It’s some of the best in Europe.