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15-10-2020, 09:09   #1
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Air Quality

Just had a look at the AQI in Cork this morning on Air Visual. It's a lot worse than recently, it's been about 10 every morning since February but today it's 40 - 60.

Then I had a look around the map and I saw this:



Wtf is going on in Clare?
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north easterly winds yesterday, IIRC. so the air was not coming off the atlantic, but from over britain and ireland, which can't have helped?
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So there's a vortex of smog swirling around?

What's that like on the ground? I'm asthmatic so I think I'd probably puke and choke in that order.
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The AQI in middle England is equally bad right now, thanks to the bonfire night. In Salford, air pollution as bad as places in China and India. My Climacell data shows that it is getting better slowly and should be alright by this weekend. I wish people listened to the warnings given by the authorities a bit more.
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Just had a look at the AQI in Cork this morning on Air Visual. It's a lot worse than recently, it's been about 10 every morning since February but today it's 40 - 60.

Then I had a look around the map and I saw this:
[img] https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/atta...0&d=1602749347[/img]
[img] https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/atta...1&d=1602749347[/img]

Wtf is going on in Clare?
The air quality in Dublin can be worse then being at times. There is a real ignorance of these things amongst the population.
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09-12-2020, 00:40   #6
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Cooking may be a contributor.

https://phys.org/news/2020-12-pollut...reviously.html
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These emissions, which come particularly from cooking processes such as deep fat frying, make up a significant proportion of air pollution in cities, in particular of small particles that can be inhaled known as PM2.5 particles. In London it accounts for around 10 percent of those particles, but in some of the world's megacities for example in China it can be as much as 22 percent with recent measurements in Hong Kong indicating a proportion of up to 39%.
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The air is toxic from houses with stoves and those burning coal. Green Party and RTE eco shows encouraging instalation of wood burning stoves in homes located in urban areas are very much part of the problem.
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Green Party and RTE eco shows encouraging instalation of wood burning stoves in homes located in urban areas
again, what? please provide some sort of evidence of this.
stoves were well in vogue before the greens got in, in 2007.
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The air is toxic from houses with stoves and those burning coal. Green Party and RTE eco shows encouraging instalation of wood burning stoves in homes located in urban areas are very much part of the problem.
Well wood burning stoves are better than coal or peat burning ones in terms of air quality
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again, what? please provide some sort of evidence of this.
stoves were well in vogue before the greens got in, in 2007.
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cheers - interesting that they were suggesting discontinuing support for wood pellets, but suggesting promoting wood burners?

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