Air pollution in Montreal

by Alisoncampbell on October 23, 2017 - 2:18pm

October 17th 2017, The McGill Daily said in an article that Montreal was the second worst city in Canada for air pollution. It is the second most polluted right behind the town of Sarnia, Ontario. Sarnia, Ontario is an industrial city which explains why it would be number one. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the creator of the ranking of the most polluted cities of Canada. Although Montreal has a low ranking Canada still ranks third in the world for air quality according to the same organization. “The government of Quebec recently granted $1.9 million to its Climat municipalités program. This grant will be put towards “mak[ing] Montreal a sustainable metropolis” to try and fix this issue.

 

Link to article : https://www.mcgilldaily.com/2011/10/montreal-rated-second-worst-city-in-canada-for-air-pollution/

 

Proquest

1.      Socio-economic Correlates of Municipal-level Pollution Emissions on Montreal Island

Canadian Journal of Public Health

https://proquest-crc.proxy.ccsr.qc.ca/pqrl/docview/231996099/580F3E17B834CF7PQ/1?accountid=44391

Reason: This is useful because it talks about overall public health, including its issues in all of Canada.

2.       Childhood Exposure to Ambient Air Pollutants and the Onset of Asthma: An Administrative Cohort Study in Québec

Environmental Health Perspectives (Online)

https://proquest-crc.proxy.ccsr.qc.ca/pqrl/docview/1816881229/580F3E17B834CF7PQ/4?accountid=44391

 

Reason: This journal is useful because of its subjects which are Public Health and Environmental studies which relate perfectly to this topic.

3.       Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Is Associated with Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Montreal, Canada: A Case-Control Study

Environmental Health Perspectives; Research Triangle Park

https://proquest-crc.proxy.ccsr.qc.ca/pqrl/docview/808763249/580F3E17B834CF7PQ/3?accountid=44391

Reasons: This could be useful because it may give answers to people who are questioning breast cancer and who want to research causes and it ties in with the problem of air pollution in Montreal.

Comments

For the most part, your article summary is well organized; it was well started and you did have credible sources in a bibliography at the end to further back up your main article of interest. However, even though you mentioned some important things in your summary, it is lacking a little bit in the importance of facts which you mentioned. For example, rather than mentioning the $19 million dollar grant, it would be more useful to know some of the statistics regarding the air quality that the article mentions, such as the average air pollutant measurements (Approx. 11.3 micrograms per cubic meter), or the death rate from the air pollutants (approximately 1500 annually), and even how many days the air is registered as "poor" by the air quality monitoring stations (Approx. 65). It would even be beneficial to use the contrasting stats from the cities that were also mentioned in the article such as Beijing and Sarnia.
All in all, it is a great subject. Living in Montreal myself, it is often surprising to find out just how hazardous it can be!

Hi. I am Bika from Kansai University of International Studies in Japan.I
find your post interesting. I was greatly shocked and deeply touched after
I read that Canada is so concerned about the air pollution, although it is
already has so nice air environment. As we all know, China suffered its worst
air pollution in recent years. As a result, people have experienced various
diseases, such as cancer and respiratory diseases. What’s more, it’s
dangerous for children to take outdoor activities when school is kept open. I
hope my country will pay more attention about air quality and keep a safe
environment for its people. I am curious colleges and universities are
encouraged to get involved in this air clean campaign. Hoping to hear from
you. Thank you.

Hi. I am Bika from Kansai University of International Studies in Japan.I
find your post interesting. I was greatly shocked and deeply touched after
I read that Canada is so concerned about the air pollution, although it is
already has so nice air environment. As we all know, China suffered its worst
air pollution in recent years. As a result, people have experienced various
diseases, such as cancer and respiratory diseases. What’s more, it’s
dangerous for children to take outdoor activities when school is kept open. I
hope my country will pay more attention about air quality and keep a safe
environment for its people. I am curious colleges and universities are
encouraged to get involved in this air clean campaign. Hoping to hear from
you. Thank you.

About the author

I am Alison, I am 18 years old and in my third and final year at Champlain College.I'm studying in Tourism Management because it connects to my biggest passion, travel.