Expert: How wildfire haze is harming human health

Published: 14 May 2024

Wildfires have led Environment Canada to issue air quality advisories for parts of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, as forecasters warn the smoke...

Experts: Wildfires and air pollution

Published: 26 July 2023

Wildfires have burned through more than one million hectares in Alberta this spring and have forced thousands from their homes. Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the Northwest...

Expert: East Palestine, Ohio train derailment

Published: 20 February 2023

While officials have repeatedly sought to assure residents that the water and air in East Palestine, Ohio, are safe after the derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials earlier this month,...

Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought

Published: 8 November 2022

The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution (often...

Fast-fashion, air pollution and women leaders under the media spotlight

Published: 10 June 2022

Lack of environmental awareness and preference for variety leading causes of waste in fast-fashion production

Quebec must adopt 'vaccine-plus' strategy to move forward, experts say - Montreal Gazette, January 26, 2022

Published: 27 January 2022

Scott Weichenthal, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, is among the experts quoted by the Montreal Gazette....

Health impacts felt even on 'blue sky days' - CTV News, December 15, 2021

Published: 22 December 2021

Jill Baumgartner, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and at the Institute for Health and Social Policy, spoke to CTV News about the impact...

McGill's Scott Weichenthal wins NSERC Brockhouse prize with cross-disciplinary, multi-institution team

Published: 17 November 2021

A multidisciplinary team of researchers, including McGill's Scott Weichenthal, an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, has been awarded the...


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