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AIR QUALITY
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Air - EPA Ireland Infographic

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Air - EPA Ireland Infographic

  1. 1. .. ..... ... ..... ..... ....... ... .......... ......... ................... AIR QUALITY IN IRELAND ............ .... .... ..... ..... ...... ...... ....... RESIDENTIAL BURNING OF SOLID FUELS causes high levels of Particulate Matter in our towns . ........❉ ......... ......... ........ . .... ...... ......... ........ ........... .. PARTICULATE MATTER CONCENTRATIONS are highest in colder, calm weather .... ....... ❉ .. ......... or increase the risk of cancer ... TRAFFIC EMISSIONS cause high levels of Nitrogen Oxide & Particulate Matter in our cities OZONE CONCENTRATIONS are higher in rural areas and higher in the west (because of Ozone chemistry) .... ......... ...................... ... ... . . . ... .. . .. and the lungs . . . .. ...... AIR POLLUTION IS HARMFUL TO HEALTH Pollutants can damage the heart .................... ... ... ... .... ......... ..... ....... .. . IRELAND’S ENVIRONMENT ❉ ❉ OZONE CONCENTRATIONS are highest in warmer weather THERE ARE CHALLENGES AHEAD THE INCREASE IN ROAD TRANSPORTATION means Ireland did NOT meet the 2010 EU National Emission Ceiling for Nitrogen Oxides 86% reduction in emissions of sulphur dioxide between 1990 and 2010 The impact of emissions from industry on air quality has significantly reduced due to licensing and control by the EPA and others IRELAND IS REQUIRED UNDER EU LAW to decrease exposure to fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) by 10% between 2012 and 2020 to reduce potential impacts on human health The ban on bituminous coal In cities & towns has greatly reduced the levels of particulate pollution in those areas 359 fewer cardiovascular & respiratory deaths every year in Dublin www.epa.ie/ irelandsenvironment/

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