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Air pollution linked to more severe COVID-19: study

Several common air pollutants are linked to more severe outcomes following a coronavirus infection, a new study has found.  Individuals who lived in areas of Ontario, Canada with higher levels of three common air pollutants — fine particulate matter, nitrogen … Continue reading

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Exposure to wildfires increases risk of cancer

Living near regions prone to wildfires may boost risk of developing lung cancer and brain tumors A new study from McGill University finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumors in people exposed to wildfires. The study, which tracks … Continue reading

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Canadians Gain ‘Immense Health Benefits’ From Cutting Traffic Air Pollution, Doctors Say

Scientific evidence “unequivocally” indicates a need for decisive action to protect Canadians from the adverse health effects of traffic-related air pollution, says a new report prepared by doctors calling for a shift to electric vehicles and greener, more walkable cities. … Continue reading

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Could more nature and less air pollution prevent ADHD?

A study tracing the early lives of roughly 30,000 children in Metro Vancouver has found lower access to green space and increased levels of air pollution lead to higher levels of ADHD The less air pollution and more green space … Continue reading

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Specific components of air pollution identified as more harmful than others

New estimates can help reveal dangers of specific chemicals and inform policies to reduce the impact of air pollution on human health Ammonium is one of the specific components of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), that has been linked to a … Continue reading

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Air pollution body to crack down on black carbon

The convention on air pollution is due to issue voluntary measures this week to curb black carbon emissions. The convention on air pollution will be meeting from 6 to 8 December in Geneva, where it will adopt guidelines on how … Continue reading

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Researchers develop method to better predict when wildfire smoke affects residents

Last month, New York City and other cities along the east coast experienced some of the worst air pollution in the world. The cause? Wildfires in Canada, California, and Oregon so large they produced smoke that drifted thousands of miles. … Continue reading

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Air quality advisory for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley remain in effect

The Air Quality Advisory that was issued on Sunday remains in effect for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley as wildfire smoke moves into the region. The regional authority of Metro Vancouver issued the advisory due to “high concentrations” of fine particulate matter … Continue reading

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