Medicine and Health

Clean Air Campaign Launch

The Asthma Society of Ireland are launching our ‪#‎CleanAir‬ campaign in Cork in the Brookfield Building Health Sciences building of UCC.

On Monday the 23rd of November the Asthma society will be launching our 2015 Clean Air campaign in University College Cork's College of Medicine and Health. For the first time ever the society has broadened its focus beyond the dangers of smoky coal burning to examining both air quality and monitoring practises 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.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Date:
Time: 18:00hrs - 21:00hrs
Location: Brookfield Health Science Complex
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € "Free"
Contact: Gregory Higgins
353861586235
http://https://www.ucc.ie/en/med-health/

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