Tag Archives: pollution

Air quality on the way to work

This week I was contacted by CBC news to comment on a recently released study by researchers at the University of Toronto. The study showed elevated levels of diesel gases and particulates inside the GO Transit diesel train cars in … Continue reading

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Better Safe than Sorry!

We worry about relatives or friends dying from heart disease when they are obese, smoke a pack of cigarettes daily, never exercise, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, and diabetes. If that special person reduced as many of … Continue reading

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Don’t hold your breath!

Take a deep breath Every day, on online health and fitness sites, on TV and in popular magazines, media is informing us that the food we eat is affecting our health. In our doctors’ offices, diet becomes an issue as … Continue reading

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Love is in the air – and what else?

Millions of couples get engaged on Valentine’s day. Five years ago, my son proposed. This year, my wife and I were invited to two weddings.  Love is certainly in the air. When couples enter into a committed relationship, the next … Continue reading

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What we aren’t learning from Zika

The Zika virus is a top story in the news and with good reason. It can cause microcephaly in newborn babies whose mothers are bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito in the first trimester of pregnancy. These babies have smaller than … Continue reading

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Where does your lipstick go?

  Have you ever wondered where your perfume goes when it wears off?  Or where your lipstick ends up when it’s time to reapply it again? Some of our man-made products eventually break down completely, but many can be found … Continue reading

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2015 – A Retrospective

It’s the end of 2015, a time to celebrate the promise of the coming year but also a time to reflect on the 12 months that have just passed. It was an incredibly exciting year for me professionally. As a physician who advocated for my patients for so many years, I no longer feel that I am paddling upstream against the hardline, medically conservative current that has discredited environmental medicine for decades. The patient groups that I work with have realistic hope for improved care in the near future. Continue reading

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