Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Clean Air Campaign 2015

The Asthma Society of Ireland are launching the Clean Air Campaign 2015 to highlight the importance of air quality for the 470,000 people with asthma in Ireland. Air pollution is often considered as an environmental issue, rather than a health matter when in fact over 400,000 Europeans die prematurely from the effects of air pollution every year. This is 10 times the number that die from road traffic accidents.
People with respiratory conditions like asthma are more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution as a result of their condition. The risk arises due to the dangerous chemicals that are released into the air when certain solid fuels are burnt.
We would be delighted if you could attend our event on Monday the 23rd in the Brookfield Building (Health Sciences building) of UCC commencing at 6.30pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the dangers of air pollution, what practical steps you can take to limit your exposure to pollution, what needs to happen at a policy level to safeguard against and to detect air pollution levels in Ireland. 
The meeting will be addressed by Professors John Sodeau and John Wenger from the Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry in UCC who are both experts in the field of air pollution with a special interest in the Irish picture. Dr Des Murphy Respiratory Consultant at Cork University Hospital will also share his insights on the importance of clean air and the need for the public to have up-to-date information about the air quality in their locality.
An Asthma Society nurse will be available for a private one to one consultation from 6pm until 9pm at the event. If you would like to meet the nurse please specify this when you register to attend.
Brookfield (Health Sciences) Building - University College Cork. College Road. Cork City IE -View Map

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