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OMA Ground Level Ozone Position Paper

Available online.



The purpose of this paper is to outline the position of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) with regard to the adverse health effects of air pollutants. The negative effects are particularly significant for children because they are exposed as they play out-of-doors. This review of the evidence focuses on research conducted in Ontario. Seven key Ontario studies are cited. These findings are highly significant for people living in the Great Lakes Basin (and particularly the Windsor-Quebec Corridor), where high levels of certain air pollutants (e.g., ground-level ozone and ultra-fine particles) occur more frequently than in other parts of Canada. The OMA also has other environmental issue reports available on their website.