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Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia 

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. Led by PHO … Continue reading

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Living near heavy traffic increases risk of dementia, say scientists 

Study tracking 6.6 million people estimates effect on one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s while those living by busy roads are 12% are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia People living near a busy road have an increased risk … Continue reading

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Canada can’t afford complacency on air pollution

Canada is being called on to adjust to recently established global guidelines for air pollution. In an editorial, the Canadian Medical Association Journal advocates following the lead of the World Health Organization, which in May updated the acceptable levels of … Continue reading

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Haze from Canadian wildfires spreads across many US states

Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. The smoke has caused spectacular red … Continue reading

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Ontario Launches New Air Quality Health Index

New Tool Will Help Ontarians Make Informed Decisions About Their Health Today Ontario launched the new Air Quality Health Index to give Ontarians better information about health risks due to air pollution. The Air Quality Health Index works like the … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Air-Polluted Cities in the U.S.

The World Health Organization has ranked cities around the world on their amount of particulate pollution in the air. Here’s the dirtiest of the dirty in the U.S. via 10. Pittsburgh/San Diego – The 10 Most Air-Polluted Cities in the … Continue reading

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Southern Ontario remains under smog advisory

Residents in Toronto and the surrounding area are being warned to expect high levels of air pollution on Monday, as a smog advisory remains in effect for the second-straight day. The advisory, jointly issued by Environment Canada and Ontarios ministry … Continue reading

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