Clean Air Projects

 

Borrow a digital radon monitor from your Wexford library

Clean Air Together

GLOBE Programme

RadoNorm

 

  

Borrow a digital radon monitor from your Wexford library

Digital Monitor

 

The EPA are working with Wexford Libraries in piloting a loan scheme for digital radon monitors through local libraries.

This scheme is aimed at householders that have previously carried out a three-month radon test and found radon levels above the national reference level (200 Bq/m3).  

If you are living in a Wexford household and are a library member, you can borrow a digital radon monitor from any of the Wexford libraries, in the same way as you would borrow a book.  You can use the digital radon monitor to quickly and easily confirm whether the concentrations of radon in your home are still above the reference level.  Contact us for information about how to reduce your radon levels.

If you found high radon readings after you borrowed a digital monitor from your Wexford library and are now interested in learning how to reduce your levels, find out about taking part in our RadoNorm project looking at a Do-it-yourself approach to reducing radon.

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Air Together

Clean Air Together (CAT) is a citizen science project where people voluntarily sign up to measure levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution in their local area. NO2 is a traffic-related air pollutant that can cause negative health impacts. The project aims to create a better understanding of NO2 air pollution. 

    • The next phase of Clean Air Together (Cork City) involves the Results Phase which will happen in early 2023. For more details go to Cleanairtogether.ie

Clean Air Together is a joint project between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce. The first Clean Air Together measurement campaign took place in October-November 2021 where approximately 1,000 citizens across Dublin successfully measured NO2 near their home, business, or school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBE

GLOBE

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme is an international science and education programme that provides school students with the opportunity to participate in citizen science.  

GLOBE is managed by An Taisce in partnership with the EPA.  Participating schools learn about air quality and the weather by making scientific measurements and using their data to carry out research.  

Further details of GLOBE in Ireland are available from An Taisce and this video summarizes the programme.   

The International GLOBE Learning Expedition was held in Killarney, Co. Kerry in 2018.  Watch this short video to find out more.

 

RadoNorm

As part of the RadoNorm project, the Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford libraries and the Healthy Wexford group are working with citizen scientists within the Wexford community who have found levels of radon in their homes above the reference level of 200Bq/m3 and have not yet remediated to reduce their levels.

As a citizen scientist, they will help co-design and test a Do It Yourself (DIY) remediation toolkit working with the EPA and a radon remediation contractor.  If you would like to learn more about this project, contact us at radon@epa.ie