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...

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...

Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart

Published: 27 February 2017

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.  ...

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