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Study links poor air quality to rise in Dublin hospital admissions

Research by HSE and EPA found a strong correlation

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

3rd November, 2019

A strong link between poor air quality in Dublin and increased hospital admissions for certain respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses has been uncovered by a new Irish study, The Sunday Business Post can reveal.

The as-yet unpublished research, by the HSE and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), found that there was a strong correlation between poorer air quality, as recorded by the EPA, and increased daily hospital admissions for cases of asthma-related illness, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)-related...

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