Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in your Home

Bad indoor air quality creates negative impacts on your health, and children, elders, and pets are more vulnerable to the dangers of air pollutants. It is important to have a read on your home’s air quality, and taking appropriate action to improve your air quality. Here are some tips that can help to improve the air you breathe indoors.

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Acid Cloud in Toronto

On Thursday November 4, 2016 residents of Toronto’s west-end neighbourhood were warned to remain indoors due to a fog of acid that had been released into the air, after a sulphuric acid spill. Toronto Fire Services said a small amount of hydrochloric acid had been added “in error”. 

It is now safe for people ...

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How Forest Fires Impact Air Quality and Human Health

Forest fires are burning somewhere around the world every day. They can occur naturally when the conditions are right, or they caused by man, on purpose or by accident. Natural fires are necessary as they remove dead organic matter and weak/ill trees, and replenish the land through the release of seeds and breaking down nutrients for the soil that will be consumed by new plant life. This strengthens the local ecosystem and improves the wildlife habitat. However, with the good they provide comes the bad, and the most obvious consequence of forest fires is air pollution.

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What's So Special about the Paris Agreement?

     On December 12, 2015, the world’s first universal climate agreement was adopted at the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. The Paris Climate Agreement sets ambitious Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission goals for both developed and developing countries. The main goal for this 31-page document is to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees ...

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