Issue Analysis: Air Pollution in the City of Toronto Introduction A number of epidemiological studies over the past decade have demonstrated the relationship between air pollution and a broad variety of acute health effects, ranging from premature mortality to minor changes in lung functions ( Stieb et al., 210). Certainly, Toronto (City) is no exception. Estimations from the City’s Public Health postulate that air pollution in the city contributes to about 1,700 premature deaths and 6,000 admissions to hospitals each year (“Air,” 1). As such, the City has taken the position to significantly commit to improving the its air quality. For example, Toronto’s Energy Efficiency Office’s efforts are towards increasing the energy efficiency of...The end:
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