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Story Ideas for Monday 24th August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Dublin, Food, Health, Healthy Living, Irish Water, Sport, UCC

Story Idea: Adding the fizzy cola “tang” to Irish water: good or bad for our health?

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Scientific Research and Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: Phosphoric acid (a rust remover) has been added to fizzy cola drinks for many years. Now Irish Water is proposing to add it to the water supply in Limerick starting September. The reason is to delay the lead from pipes dissolving into the water by making phosphates. Preventing lead release is particularly important for our health, particularly the young. On the other hand phosphates from fertilizer run-offs into Lough Leane in Killarney led to a public warning last week to not drink, fish or paddle in it because phosphates promote toxic algal growth in water. So, are Irish Water certain that what they are doing is in the best interests for public health? (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 24th – 28th August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Camara, Dublin, ETC Consulting, Failte Ireland, Festivals, Food, Food Science, Healthy Living, Heart, Ireland, Irish Guide Dogs, Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Water, Media, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, UCC, Women's Equality

Monday 24th August 2015

Story Idea: Adding the fizzy cola “tang” to Irish water: good or bad for our health?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Scientific Research and Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: Phosphoric acid (a rust remover) has been added to fizzy cola drinks for many years. Now Irish Water is proposing to add it to the water supply in Limerick starting September. The reason is to delay the lead from pipes dissolving into the water by making phosphates. Preventing lead release is particularly important for our health, particularly the young. On the other hand phosphates from fertilizer run-offs into Lough Leane in Killarney led to a public warning last week to not drink, fish or paddle in it because phosphates promote toxic algal growth in water. So, are Irish Water certain that what they are doing is in the best interests for public health? (more…)

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Experts in the media 8th – 14th August

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Business, Charity, Construction, Dublin Town, EU affairs, Europe, Health, Housing, Irish Water, Media Performances, The Wheel, UCC

These three experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets. The Irish Independent, Newstalk, and Kildare FM are just a few of the news outlets that have featured these experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including Euro Transport investment, the Lotto and its regulator facing a backlash, and the existence of lead in water pipes. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of three experts in the media last week: (more…)

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