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Air Pollution Sources in Ireland – EPA Research

Atmospheric aerosol particles (also known as particulate matter or PM) are central to the cause of the two greatest threats to human security: air pollution (with ~5 million premature deaths per year) and climate change (with ~0.5 million per year).

Addressing these threats requires an understanding of the PM sources responsible for both extreme air pollution immediately affecting human health and less extreme levels affecting climate over longer time and larger spatial scales.

The goal of EPA Research Document 385: Air Pollution Sources in Ireland was to deploy a state-of-the-art PM characterisation technique, namely aerosol mass spectrometry, in conjunction with source apportionment and meso-scale modelling analysis, to elucidate and quantify the most important air pollution sources affecting air quality in Ireland.

Source – EPA

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