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something in the air

The EPA says the air quality in Dublin is fine - despite warnings that it was 'hazardous'

Some Android users were alerted to a possible hazard in the air.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency (EPA) has said that the air quality over Dublin is fine – despite a warning over a possibly harmful sulphur dioxide emission.

The reading had come through Google, which says it uses the website Breezometer, which in turn uses the Common Air Quality Index.

The warning claimed a rise in sulphur dioxide levels, which meant that some Android users were alerted to a possible hazard in the air.

However, the EPA’s own website says that the air quality that it has measured in Dublin is at a 2, the second-best rating it can have.

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An EPA spokesperson confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the agency’s readings indicated nothing like the conditions claimed in the alert.

All EPA stations have been checked, they said.

A spokesperson for Breezometer said that its R&D team was investigating the reading and a full statement would be made this evening.

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