Air Quality, Health Equity, AND THE Built Environment

In March  2011, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report, Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities, which examines outdoor air pollution and heat

Traffic Corridors, Air Pollution & Human Health

Over the last two decades, dozens of studies have been directed at air pollution and negative health impacts along high volume traffic corridors in cities around the world. 

WHO Finds Significant Health & Climate Benefits associated with Transit & Active Transportation

The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that the climate change mitigation strategies that significantly increase the accessibility, affordability and quality of public transit and

Air Quality & Exercise-Related Health Benefits Related to Increased Cycling

A new study has assessed the air quality-related health benefits that would result from the elimination of all short automobile trips (i.e. round trips that are less

Fine Particulate Matter, Lung Cancer & Cardiovascular Disease

When researchers re-examined the data for 1.2 million adults from the Cancer Prevention Study, they found that fine particulate matter found in tobacco smoke and air pollution, has a very

Cycling Can be Safer

The Netherlands is one of the safest countries in the world to ride a bicycle.  In the Netherlands, where almost 30 per cent of all trips are

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