Links between pollution and poverty in southern Ontario

People living in poverty in the Great Lakes area may be experiencing a higher level of air pollution in their communities, according to a study released by the Pollution Watch project. The study mapped air release data of toxic pollutants and criteria air contaminants from the federal government’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (2005 data), and income data from Statistics Canada. It looked at the links between pollution and poverty on a regional basis and at a neighbourhood level in the city of Toronto.

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