Air quality is a measurement of pollutants in a certain air volume. Good air quality means the air contains only small amounts of pollutants. Poor air quality indicates high levels of pollutants, which can sometimes present a major health risk.
As we begin the new year, the HSE has urged people to consider all other options before going to emergency departments in hospitals. Health minister Stephen Donnelly speaking this week at Beaumont Hospital, said the overcrowding surge is due to a “perfect storm” of Covid, RSV and a “very severe wave” of the flu.