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Harmful emissions from traffic, trucks, SUVs: New Canada’s national air pollution report

Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road—and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. A new national study led by University of Toronto Engineering researchers reveals that … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in Subway Systems May Be Much Worse Than We Realized

As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant. New research done in Canada shows that air pollution levels in Toronto’s subway system are ten times greater than those above ground. It’s a troubling realization … Continue reading

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Air pollution poses a risk to Toronto cyclists 

A University of Toronto researcher says the city should take air pollution into account when planning cycling infrastructure. It turns out cars are harmful to cyclists in more ways than one. Four cyclists were killed last year in crashes with … Continue reading

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NASA scientists track air pollution from space 

It’s possible to track air pollution from space. NASA scientists did that with high-resolution satellite maps. To gather the data, they used an ozone monitoring instrument on board NASA’s Aura satellite. That tool tracks atmospheric gasses. The team of NASA … 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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Traffic emissions may pollute one in three Canadian homes

Air pollution could be spreading up to three times farther than thought, contributing to varying levels of air quality across cities, a trio of recently published studies from a team of engineers has found. One in three Canadians, and half … Continue reading

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Toronto can do more to reduce premature deaths from air pollution

Torontonians can breathe a little easier today on the subject of air pollution. Canada’s largest city, once nicknamed The Big Smoke, has shown a striking improvement in air quality — saving lives and reducing hospitalizations. But Canada’s largest city can … 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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