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...

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...

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....

Winged Microchips Glide like Tree Seeds - Scientific American, September 22, 2021

Published: 24 September 2021

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

Quebec to increase arena capacity before 1st home game in Habs semifinal playoff series - CBC, June 15, 2021

Published: 18 June 2021

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

Opinion: COVID risk is only one reason to improve air in classrooms - Montreal Gazette, May 13, 2021

Published: 14 May 2021

Drs. Jill Baumgartner and Scott Weichenthal, respectively Associate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, authored an op-ed in the...

Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer

Published: 13 November 2019

New research from McGill University links air pollution nanoparticles to brain cancer.

Experts: Smog in Montreal

Published: 4 January 2018

“Officials in the city of Montreal have issued the latest of several smog alerts today and they hope to improve air quality by restricting the use of wood-burning appliances made popular after the...

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