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Scented candles polluting our air and damaging health says UCC professor

SCENTED candles are a danger and should be avoided, a Cork Chemistry professor has said.  Professor John Sodeau of the Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry at UCC said that while the public may be used to hearing about outdoor air pollution from diesel exhausts and chimneys less is known about indoor threats.  “The public knows much less about indoor sources of air pollution even though ...
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Freezing outdoor Air Pollution can prevent fumes coming inside

Freezing pollution before it enters offices and homes through air conditioning units can prevent 99pc of fumes coming inside, scientists have discovered.  Nottingham Trent University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been trying to find a way to prevent deadly outdoor air pollution from seeping indoors.  They found that if pollution is frozen to around -18C in a condensing tube the particle...
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EPA to set up new air quality monitoring stations in Galway

Article courtesy of Galway Daily, 17th February 2018 The EPA is working in conjunction with Galway City Council and NUIG to set up new air quality monitoring stations throughout Galway City. This is following the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme 2017-2022, a five-year plan to expand the air quality monitoring network in Ireland. According to the Programme published last November...
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Air pollution – world’s single greatest environmental risk to health

According to the UN Environment, Air Pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths.  It is the biggest environmental health crisis we face.  It has launched a Breathlife 2030 campaign in conjunction with World Health Organisation and Climate and Clean Air Coalition. In an article in the Irish Independent  (4th Jan 2018), in Ireland, Air pollution kills 1,200 people each year and dangerous readings in New Ross, ...
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