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“10 Things to Know About…” (Series 5) – Starts Monday 11th November 2019 on RTÉ One

By Newdecadetv · November 11, 2019

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea present some of the most exciting and topical Irish scientific research.

In Episode One we check out Offshore Wind which is destined to become the next big thing in our strive towards a cleaner, greener future. With innovative floating ocean platforms and cheaper technologies, we investigate why it’s time for Ireland to go big and tap into the huge ocean energy resource on our very doorstep! 

In Episode Two we investigate the challenges presented by the global Obesity epidemic.  61% of adults in Ireland are currently overweight or obese and almost a third of Irish children are now overweight, and we find out about the latest research in this area, and meet the patient advocates and dietitians who reveal the challenges of living with obesity.

They’re in everything from your phone to your shower, and from your toothpaste to cream to soothe your baby’s bum!  In Episode Three we find out about the Metals that are extracted from the ground and underpin every aspect of lives.

The World Health Organisation describes Air Pollution as the world’s single biggest environmental health risk. In Episode Four we ask just what are the dangers in a gulp of air, and meet the scientists who are looking to tackle the issue head on…

Vaccinations are known to save millions of lives every year – yet there is an increasingly worrying trend around the world to mistrust them and refuse vaccination.  In Episode Five we look at the history of vaccines, some of the reasons leading to vaccine hesitancy, and the latest research and vaccine developments.

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