Breath testing: EPA warns on air quality

Agency says increasing traffic levels and burning of solid fuels pose biggest challenges

6th November, 2017
Traffic levels could push NO2 levels towards limits, says EPA. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that Ireland’s air quality is failing to meet standards set for some pollutants by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Its latest report on the country’s air quality for 2016 finds that although no EU limits were breached, the stricter guidelines set by the WHO were exceeded at a number of sites. The EPA says Europe should move towards adopting the tighter WHO standards, which are based...

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