pollution

La pollution est une tueuse en série

Published: 23Oct2017

Un décès sur six lui est attribuable chaque année […] « C’est la première fois que l’on conclut que la pollution environnementale est une cause si importante de décès », souligne le professeur...

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants

Published: 4Apr2017

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting...

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.  ...

Even if the snow's not yellow you might not want to eat it

Published: 19Jan2016

Yevgen Nazarenko (photo), Uday Kurien, Oleg Nepotchatykh and Rodrigo Rangel-Alvarado, with Prof Ariya have published a paper that demonstrates a substantial influence of snow on car exhaust...

Flameproof falcons and hawks

Published: 22Apr2015

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world.

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

Published: 15Apr2015

Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill University. Sometimes a detour of less than 1 km...

Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

Published: 5Dec2014

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had...

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