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 devastating ice storm of 1998.” (RCI Net)

Jill Baumgartner, Institute for Health & Social Policy, McGill University

Head of the Baumgartner Research Group at McGill University, her research focuses on understanding what factors influence people's exposure to environmental pollutants, their impact on health and the environment, and interventions to address them. She tries to answer questions like:

  • What is the impact of improved energy technology, housing, and transportation policies on health and climate?
  • Are pollutants from different sources (e.g., wood combustion, traffic, industry) more harmful to health? 
  • How do early exposures to environmental pollutants impact disease development later in life?

jill.baumgartner [at], 514-398-6688 (English)

Scott Weichenthal, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Professor Weichenthal's research is focused on understanding the impact of the built environment on air pollution exposures in urban areas as well as the short and long-term health effects of air pollution exposures.

scottandrew.weichenthal [at], cellphone available upon request (English)

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