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Air pollution kills 5,900 Canadians each year
    #4122685 - 05/02/05 12:00 PM (13 years, 26 days ago)

OTTAWA, May 1 (Xinhuanet) -- Nearly 6,000 Canadians die each year from the effects of air pollution, it is reported here Sunday.

    Based on data from eight Canadian cities, Health Canada estimated 5,900 deaths are attributable to air pollution each year. The previous estimate until 2002 had been 5,000 deaths per year.

    Health Canada says air pollutants can cause breathing difficulties, wheezing, coughing, and aggravation of existing respiratory and cardiac conditions.

    These conditions can result in increased use of medication, increased visits to doctors or emergency rooms, more hospital admissions, and even premature death.

    A recent Health Canada study examined the economic value of reducing the health effects of air pollution by introducing cleaner vehicles and fuels.

    Respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of hospitalization and death in Canada. Enditem


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