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Determining factors that impact indoor and outdoor air quality, including mould, radon, VOCs, and criteria air contaminants.
Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Environmental pollution and chronic disease: it's up in the air
The recent Global Burden of Disease Study has highlighted the substantial impact of air pollution on premature mortality worldwide. Over the past decade, there is also an increasing body of evidence linking exposure to air pollution to the onset of major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more recently, dementia. These associations were observed even at the relatively...View Full Article
Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Shale petroleum development: Air Emissions and Implications
Shale petroleum resource development has been a driving force for the renaissance of the North American energy industry. This development creates concerns regarding environmental and health impacts; many of which are not well understood or quantified. From the atmospheric perspective, knowledge on emissions of pollutants is critically lacking. Whether these new development activities...View Full Article
Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action
Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that contributes to the deaths of thousands of Canadians every year. Conventional wisdom suggests there should be outrage about the number of Canadians unnecessarily and unwitting exposed to elevated levels of alpha radiation from radon gas. Unfortunately, most Canadians are still not aware of the threats posed by this leading cause of lung cancer; or how...View Full Article