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Monday, 17 September 2018 15:18

An air pollution study, led by researchers at NUI Galway’s School of Physics and Ryan Institute’s Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), found that Dublin’s PM2.5 air pollution can surpass the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended 24-hour Air Quality Guideline (AQG).  Over the 2-month winter period from late November 2016 to late January 2017, the daily AQG was breached 1 in 5 days.

AEROSOURCE (funded by the EPA Ireland), the first national network of its kind, attributed 70% of the extraordinarily-high pollution levels during these events to peat and wood burning, despite only a small percentage of residential homes using peat or wood as a primary fuel type Nature Sustainability "Extreme air pollution from residential solid fuel burning".

It was covered by both Irish and British media. See the recordings and coppies of the articles: 

EveningEcho "Green solid fuels contributing to 'extraordinarily high levels of air pollution'", 17 Sep 2018

Engineers journal - Residential solid fuel 'disproportionally threatens clean air', 17 Sep2018

Galway Daily "Supposedly cleaner fuels still cause massive air pollution, NUI Galway study finds", 17 Sep 2018 

Irish Independant "Homes that burn wood and peat 'pollute the air quality in capital'", 14 Sep 2018

Irish Times "‘Green’ home heating fuels causing ‘extreme levels of air pollution", 14 Sep 2018

NUI Galway Residential Solid Fuel Disproportionally Threatens Clean Air, 14 Sep 2018 

Radio News Talk, 14 Sep 2018 

RTE 2FM, 14 Sep 2018

RTE News, 14 Sep 2018 

RTE Radio 1, 15 Sep 2018

RTE Radio 1, 17Sep 2018

The Times "Dublin hit by extreme pollution", 15 Sep 2018







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