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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

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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School Site Planning and Designing for Safety

Russell Brownlee from 30 Forensic Engineering presents School Site Planning and Designing for Safety at CHEWS. The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western University with the support of The Lawson Foundation.

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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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