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#air pollution

From TheJournal.ie 'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste Limerick

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas' Air Pollution

Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas'

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

From TheJournal.ie Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears Air Pollution

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution Breathing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland) The Lancet

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.

From TheJournal.ie Are diesel cars really better for the environment than petrol ones? Petrol V Diesel

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

Short answer: no. And here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare? Deep Breath

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.

From TheJournal.ie UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads' Room To Breathe

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish children from deprived families twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand-smoke Air Pollution

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland? Factcheck

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.

From TheJournal.ie European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved Not Happening This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution Breathe Deep

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fears for Ireland's air after health warnings in the UK Pollution

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.

From TheJournal.ie Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows Risk Factor

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.

From TheJournal.ie Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies Autism

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.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years Pollution

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce Air Quality

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's one thing Ireland is getting right... Breathe Deep

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

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