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Joint Research Programme on Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction - Nov 30 2016, 2:14 PM
Joint Research Programme on Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction Joint Research Programme on Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction

Recognising the benefits of a good quality environment to health and wellbeing- Inaugural EPA-HSE conference on Environment, Health and Wellbeing - Nov 30 2016, 9:55 AM
The EPA and HSE are today jointly hosting an Environment & Health Conference in Dublin. Entitled Our Environment, Our Health, Our Wellbeing, the conference aims to promote a greater awareness of the impact of environmental quality on human health.

Radon: the Silent Killer. EPA calls for people living in high radon areas to test their homes for radon - Nov 28 2016, 9:56 AM
The EPA is calling on people in High Radon Areas to test their homes for radon. Since 2010 the EPA’s Office of Radiological Protection has carried out awareness campaigns in the 12 radon priority counties and undertaken testing for 4,700 householders. Of the homes tested, over 700 had raised radon levels and almost 80 had extremely high radon levels. Radon is second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer. It is estimated that some 250 lung cancer cases each year in Ireland are linked to radon exposure.

EPA supports Ireland’s businesses, farmers and communities in becoming more sustainable - Nov 25 2016, 11:00 AM
Innovative Irish organisations and individuals are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment, and their bank balances, by being more efficient, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it releases its report, Towards a Resource Efficient Ireland: Annual Report for 2015. The EPA supports resource efficiency initiatives right around Ireland.

‘Significant funding required for waste water treatment if pollution and health risks to be avoided’ says EPA - Nov 23 2016, 11:58 PM
The EPA report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2015, released today, shows that a substantial and sustained increase in investment in public waste water treatment infrastructure is needed to eliminate discharges of raw sewage, comply with European Union treatment standards and protect our environment and public health from the adverse effects of waste water discharges.