Entries by Dany Doiron

Annual Air Pollution across the GTHA

The following animation outlines the change in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Annual NO2 concentration from 2005 to 2016. The following article was written in honor of Clean Air Day, which falls on June 7th, 2023. It has been published on the official website of the Dalla Lana School of […]

CANUE Expert Webinar – Electric Vehicles, Air Pollution, and Health – September 26, 2022 | 12 p.m. (ET)

VIDEO AVAILABLE In Canada, air pollution causes more than 15,000 premature deaths each year, including 6,000 in Ontario, and 3,000 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, where transportation is the largest source of air pollution. Canadian research has shown that marginalized socio-economic groups are disproportionately exposed to traffic-related air pollution. Residents who face socio-economic […]

The Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution – June 1st 2022

VIDEO AVAILABLE The health effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) continue to be of important public health interest. Assessing exposure to TRAP is challenging because TRAP is a complex mixture of particulate matter and gaseous pollutants and exhibits high spatial and temporal variability. Following its well-cited 2010 critical review, the Health Effects Institute (HEI) appointed […]

UNICEF Report Card Echo Event: Healthy Communities for Canadian Children: Reducing Air Pollution, Increasing Access to Greenspace, and Building Playable Neighbourhoods – May 25th | 2022

VIDEO AVAILABLE For two decades, the UNICEF Report Card series has released a report every two years that reveal the state of children and youth across high-income countries. This year’s Report Card, which will be released globally on May 24, takes a new focus on children’s environment. It compares rich countries’ environmental impacts on young […]

PM 2.5: What it Is and Why it Matters – February 24th | 2022

VIDEO AVAILABLE In 2021, recognizing the health burden of exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the World Health Organization cut its guideline for annual average exposure in half. Now 86% of Canadians living in areas that exceed the new WHO guideline. Exposure to air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million deaths every year, and […]

Pathways Between Transportation and Health – February 4th | 2022

VIDEO AVAILABLE Transportation is an integral part of our daily lives, giving us access to people, education, jobs, services, and goods. Our transportation choices and behaviours are influenced by four interrelated factors: the land use and built environment, infrastructure, available modes, and emerging technologies/disruptors. These factors influence how we move ourselves and goods, and are […]

Greenness, Public Health and Adapting to Climate Change | November 4th | 2021

VIDEO AVAILABLE This summer was one of the hottest on record – especially in Canadian cities – and the accelerating rate of climate change means future summers will be hotter for longer, leading to increased heat-related deaths and health issues. By the middle of the century, the number of days over 30℃ will double in […]

Mobilizing Environmental Data to Build Healthier Cities for All | September 29 | 2021

VIDEO AVAILABLE Whether you live in a walkable community with access to green space or in a car-dependent community close to pollution emitters can have an outsize influence on your health outcomes, and maps closely with income and societal privilege. Addressing these kinds of environmental inequities, if done correctly, can provide health, environmental and economic co-benefits. But, […]