Toronto's Prescription for Polluted Air

Toronto Public Health released a report today proving that Toronto’s air pollution continues causing high levels of premature death and hospitalization. 

The report concludes that each year air pollution causes 1,300 premature deaths and 3,550 hospitalizations in Toronto. Motor vehicle pollution alone is responsible for 280 people dying and 1,090 people ending up in hospitals.  
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health is proposing a 'Path to Healthier Air', which demands that the Premier of Ontario makes urgent investments in transit and active transportation solutions to reduce air pollution and protect the health of Torontonians.
Additionally, the Medical Officer of Health wants to see better urban planning that takes the health risks of living near highways into account, especially when designing new buildings.

Click here to read the Path to Healthier Air report on the health impacts of air pollution and recommended solutions for Toronto. Want to have your say? Join TEA at the upcoming Board of Health meeting on April 28th!