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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 17 December, 2018

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.

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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.


An EPA spokesperson confirmed to 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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