By Jake Cole (Sierra Club), Ottawa Citizen, July 20, 2020
What may cause more deaths in Ottawa than COVID-19?
It’s air pollution and it may in fact be more dangerous to city residents in the long term than COVID-19. According to Health Canada, there are approximately 500 air pollution-related deaths in Ottawa annually. As of July 15, there had been 263 local COVID-19-related deaths since March.
(...)The Sierra Club Canada Foundation has financial support from the Ottawa Community Foundation to provide that knowledge. We are working together with Ecology Ottawa to make this information accessible and available to Ottawans through the Breathe Easy Project.https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/cole-how-well-help-ottawa-get-a-better-handle-on-air-quality/wcm/29205aed-8d2c-4ffa-9bcf-b2d208b012cc/