Air pollution hurts Canadians’ life expectancy, says UBC study

November 30, 2019

Michael Brauer, a 2017 Wall Scholar, was quoted by CBC News with regard to the study he recently published, Mortality-Air Pollution Association in Low-Exposure Environments (MAPLE). Brauer found that approximately 10,000 people are dying prematurely from air pollution every year in Canada.  Air pollution was coined as a “silent killer” — even though its effects aren’t obvious, when combined with other factors and health risks, it has a big impact.

While at the Peter Wall Institute, Michael Brauer developed research on “healthy cities” and the relationship between urban form and urban services. Michael Brauer’s research focuses on linkages between the built environment and human health, with a specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution.