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A new study by the Asthma Society of Ireland shows that improving indoor air quality may help people with asthma manage their symptoms.
City air pollution was fives times permitted limit as Cloosh Valley fire devastates forest and wildlife
Recently-installed air monitoring devices deployed in the city revealed last evening that a level FIVE times the normal rate of air pollution was exceeded on Tuesday evening when the city was engulfed in clouds of smoke from the devastating wildfire at Cloosh Valley in Connemara.
Over the last few days, emergency services continue to battle the blazing gorse fire in the Cloosh Valley, Connemara area of County Galway. Apart from the obvious devastating effect on wildlife and the damage to tree crops, the forest fires are causing a major air pollution episode in the area. In recent days, the wind diverted the pollution plume away from the most populated areas, however, at around 4pm on Tuesday evening, a change in wind direction engulfed the city in smoke pollution for a few hours.
This week the Asthma Society of Ireland is highlighting the significant failings in the monitoring of air quality in Ireland.
People of Westmeath are urged to take the Save Your Breath COPD challenge as the roadshow visits Westmeath.
NUI Galway's Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS) at the Ryan Institute has launched an air pollution forecast service that will help advise the public of periods of imminent outdoor pollution levels likely to exacerbate health problems, in particular, those associated with heart and lung conditions.
As the winter season approaches the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking Mayo householders to consider taking some simple measures when heating their homes this winter. These steps will minimise the impact of home heating on air quality and on Mayo people’s health.
A new web service has been launched which will allow people to check the quality of air in Westmeath.
been launched which will allow people to check the quality of air in Westmeath.
The 'Health and Wellbeing' members of the Foróige Knocknacarra Youth Development have launched a new air freshener which they have created to highlight the issue of passive smoking in cars. This project was done as part of the X-HALE Youth awards, an initiative created by the Irish Cancer Society which has set out to encourage young people to address the issue of smoking in their own communities.