Huge rise in air pollution outside schools during term

Green Party research finds up to 117% increase in NO2 levels during school year, as evidence mounts of dangerous health effects of traffic-related pollution

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
12th January, 2020
Huge rise in air pollution outside schools during term
Richard Bruton is considering new laws against the highly polluting practice of cars idling outside schools

Traffic-related air pollution outside south Dublin schools dramatically increased during the school term when compared with the summer holiday period, according to research carried out by the Green Party.

The results come as evidence mounts of the dangerous health effects of traffic pollution on children in particular. Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton is considering new laws against the highly polluting practice of cars idling outside schools, while the Green Party has called on the...

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