The health burden from pollutants in the air that come from industrial activities like oil and gas extraction, mining, manufacturing, construction, and transportation — as well as natural events like forest fires — contributed to 15,300 premature Canadian deaths in 2016.
New research out of Britain and the U.S. reveals a troubling development. The proportion of non-smokers developing lung cancer has risen markedly. ("Non-smokers" are defined as people who have never at any time smoked.)
Stuart Burnett, like many other Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, struggles against the country's health care, health insurance and Veterans Affairs systems trying to have his condition diagnosed and treated.
Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.