Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Environment

Outdoor Air Quality

The air we breathe is a priceless resource. In a time of increasing smog days, heat advisories and global climate change, air quality has become a major concern. Air quality is affected by pollutants from a variety of sources, but mostly from human activities like industry and transportation. These pollutants result in illness and premature death and cost our health care system millions of dollars each year. Evidence shows that people in Simcoe Muskoka are experiencing negative health impacts from air pollution.

The following topics related to outdoor air quality are covered in this section:

Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)

Traffic-Related Air Pollution (TRAP)

Illness Costs Of Air Pollution (ICAP)

Ozone And Fine Particulate Matter

Perceptions about Outdoor Air Quality

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