Clinical Measurement and Air Quality

Professor Patrick Goodman. Effects of temperature change on the health of the Irish population, as an input to climate change planning.

In 2013, the EPA published new research led by Professor Goodman that presented an assessment of seven heatwaves that occurred in Ireland over the last 30 years and their impact on mortality in Ireland. Although we do not normally think of Ireland as a place that has heatwaves, this research shows that past heatwaves have resulted in increased deaths, illness and hospitalisations.

Professor Patrick Goodman. Evaluation of the effect of domestic solid fuel burning on ambient air quality in Ireland.

In 2011 Professor Goodman lead a project investigating the ambient air quality levels at a number of various towns throughout Ireland, which have varying profiles of residential fuel use. He found that levels of particulate matter in smaller towns are similar or worse than those in cities. This project was collaboration between Dublin Institute of Technology(DIT), Dublin City Council (DCC) assisted by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency EPA under the “STRIVE” funding programme.

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