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Spare The Air

Time 2 min read · April 27, 2020

By Shirley Swift

Spare The Air

Air Quality

Spare the air or air quality in Northern Ireland is generally better now than it has been at any time since before the Industrial Revolution. These improvements have been achieved through the introduction of legislation enforcing tighter controls on emissions of pollutants from key sources, notably industry, domestic combustion and transport.  However, despite the improvements made, air pollution is still recognised as a risk to health, and many people are concerned about pollution in the air that they breathe.

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – Northern Ireland

Spare The Air, what Are The Effects Of Air Pollution On The Human Body?

Government statistics estimate that air pollution in the UK reduces the life expectancy of every person by an average of 7-8 months but what are the specific effects on the body.

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Do You Know Your Active Travel Options?

Active travel just means making your journeys by more physically active means, like walking or cycling. Even by using buses or trains can help make us more active which is good for our health. Also by not using the car you’re helping to reduce congestion and lower air pollution.

Spare The Air

Road showing bike lane

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What Fuel Is Best To Burn At Home?

On a cold winters day there is often nothing better than lighting the fire or stove. But did you know that heating appliances like wood burning stoves and open fires are a cause of air pollution? Don’t worry, with proper advice and use the impact of a wood burning stove can be reduced by up to 80%…

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Help Shape The Environment Strategy

A Northern Ireland Environment Strategy is needed to improve our environment, create opportunities for business, improve people’s health, and help to protect our planet. We need your thoughts and ideas to make it work.

This campaign is supported by

Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

My Eco 2020

Check out our campaign to learn more about our Get Into Nature campaign and the many great outdoor experiences that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Get Into Nature Campaign

Take action today!

We hope, you’ll share our passion for the environment and want to do something to give the planet a helping hand yourself. We want to inspire you to get curious about and get involved with actions that will be good for nature, our local habitats and species, for ourselves and ultimately for our planet.

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