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Pollution Probe is a national, non-profit organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.

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A study by USA Today has found high levels of lead in artificial turf layered with rubber crumbs that is often used at U.S. schools, playgrounds and daycares.  Although lead exposure is of concern for anyone, it is particularly so for children who may ingest contaminated turf fibers and crumbs.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state,
Technology
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Siemens just unveiled the first WiFi-enabled, cloud-based electric vehicle (EV) charging station, called the VersiCharge SmartGrid. It allows EV owners to manage and schedule charging remotely, through an application. It can also interact with utilities, who can then better manage the time and level of charging across the grid to operate more efficiently and avoid
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The original purpose of designing an artificial leaf was to harness light to break water into hydrogen and oxygen, thereby mimicking a real leaf’s photosynthesis. The bionic leaf is one step up from this process, in that it incorporates a type of bacterium that has been engineered to convert carbon dioxide plus the above hydrogen
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Energy Exchange and Student Energy are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalizes a work arrangement to collaborate on the advancement of energy literacy. Under the agreement, the parties will actively seek opportunities to collaborate on promoting energy literacy. This will allow the organizations to identify efficiencies, leverage
Human Health
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Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, accounting for 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths each year. Yet, we currently address this health risk through voluntary federal guidelines and the spotty use of provincial and territorial building codes. A number of public health officials are urging legislation to compel radon testing,
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