Submission by Zero Waste Alliance Ireland on the National Air Pollution Control Programme
Pollution, including air pollution, is one of the principal environmental risks to human health in the world. Even in relatively wealthy Europe, exposure to air pollution was responsible for an estimate of more than 410,000 early deaths in 2016 alone. Children are particularly at risk; and research undertaken last year has shown that air pollution is linked to significantly higher rates of death among people infected with Covid-19.
Our Principal Concerns and suggestions on air pollution are given here.