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New Publication: Influence of the Natural and Built Environment on Personal Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Cyclists Using City Designated Bicycle Routes

Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular commuting choice for North Americans due to the health benefits that cycling offers. Despite these health benefits, urban cyclists are often exposed to traffic-related air pollution, including particulate matter (PM2.5), which may be compromising their health, as PM2.5 can penetrate deep into the lungs and promote or exacerbate respiratory […]

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New Publication: A Geospatial Approach to Understanding Inequalities in Accessibility to Primary Care Among Vulnerable Populations

Despite Canada being known for providing a “universal health care system”, Canadians across the country are experiencing unequal access to primary care services. Vulnerable populations such as those with low income status, seniors, single parents, linguistic minorities, etc, are often exposed to health inequalities as our population ages, income inequality increases, immigration patterns change, and […]

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Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm

Loretta Ryan from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute presents ‘Healthy Communities and Planning for the Public Realm’ 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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