Warning Issued Over High Levels Of Air Pollution

The Department of the Environment have issued a warning of high levels of air pollution, with particulate matter across Northern Ireland expected to remain high.

During periods of High Pollution the symptoms of people with lung or heart disease may worsen. Healthy people are unlikely to experience any ill effects, the DotE warned.
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Hourly updates on levels of particulate matter (PM10), sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide are available on the Department's website: airqualityni.co.uk and the Department's freephone helpline (0800 556677), which also offers health advice to those who may be particularly sensitive to air pollution.

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