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Air quality is not just a climate issue — it’s a health issue. Asthma sufferers know this for sure

According to the EPA, air pollution caused 1,300 premature deaths in 2017. The link between the air we breathe and our health is felt keenly by Wicklow woman Jenny Curran, who, like many others with asthma, found her symptoms improved due to the reduction in road and air travel during lockdown

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Jenny Curran who suffers from asthma. Photo: Mark Condren.

Jenny Curran who suffers from asthma. Photo: Mark Condren.

Jenny runs her own business in Australia but has had to stay home due to pandemic travel restrictions

Jenny runs her own business in Australia but has had to stay home due to pandemic travel restrictions

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Jenny Curran who suffers from asthma. Photo: Mark Condren.

Climate change is a hot topic right now as world leaders come together at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to discuss this increasingly important issue.

And, as experts warn that action is needed sooner rather than later, putting together a plan to reduce global warming and preserve the planet for future generations is high on the agenda.


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