Scott Weichenthal

Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought

Published: 8Nov2022

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: 13Nov2019

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

Experts: Smog in Montreal

Published: 4Jan2018

“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: 27Feb2017

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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