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Nitrogen Dioxide levels in Dublin, due to traffic, pose a public health risk

Studies showing that many areas in Dublin have high levels of the air pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide. Levels are highest at urban traffic locations with some locations at risk of exceeding the statutory EU limit for Nitrogen Dioxide. If further studies confirm that the levels of Nitrogen Dioxide have been exceeded, local authorities in Dublin and its suburbs will be required to prepare air qua...
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Cork air-pollution monitor to take most detailed measurements yet

A new facility in Cork is set to take the most detailed measurements yet of air pollution, which scientists say is responsible for more than 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland every year. The opening of the €66,000 atmospheric monitoring station at UCC’s North Mall campus comes just weeks after tests found one location in Cork city centre had air-pollution levels as high as London on the same da...
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Britain taken to court by European Commission over air pollution

The European Commission is taking the British Government to court for breaching EU air quality rules. The EU's environment commissioner Karmenu Vella said Britain had broken limits on levels of health-damaging nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and failed to provide "credible, effective and timely" plans to cut pollution. Levels of NO2 - largely from car exhaust fumes - peaked as high as 102 microgrammes pe...
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