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New Publication: Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute

New Publication: Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute

Walking to school is gaining attention as a source of exercise and a way to get outdoors, but recent concerns regarding air quality may be putting a hamper on active travel. With more and more findings praising the benefits of walking to school, it is important to determine the validity of this reservation. Currently, public […]

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HEAL Researchers find strong link between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes

A new publication by researchers from Western’s Human Environments Analysis Lab provides evidence of a strong association between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. “This is the first study in Southwestern Ontario to investigate the association between air pollution and adverse outcomes, while also considering the other determinants of health, including […]

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New Publication: Food for naught: Using the theory of planned behaviour to better understand household food wasting behaviour.

The large scale waste of food in our country is nothing new, but a new HEAL study published in the ‘Canadian Geographer’ indicates that a large portion of this waste takes place within our homes, and could be easily avoided, provided the proper incentive. The study focuses on reducing waste through the theory of planned […]

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