Thursday, November 27, 2008

Poor In Toronto, Canada Disproportionately Polluted

A two-year research project by Toronto-based PollutionWatch shows that many of Toronto's poorest residents live near industries that emit the highest levels of toxic chemicals and pollutants into the air. The study, "An Examination of Pollution and Poverty in the Great Lakes Basin," is one of the most comprehensive examinations ever of an issue that has largely gone unnoticed in Canada.

Low-income families, many already facing diminished health from stress, bad nutrition, diabetes and poor dental care, are placed at further risk because they breathe air contaminated with pollutants suspected of causing cancer and reproductive disorders, say the authors of the report.

Monday, November 24, 2008

AB 32 EJ Advisory Committee Meeting December 2

Click on the public meeting agenda for the AB 32 Environmental Justice
Advisory Committee (EJAC).

The meeting will be held on December 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. (PDT) at the:

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E.
Convention Center Way
Ontario, California

Directions to the Ontario Convention Center

This meeting will be webcast and can be viewed the day of the

They recommend that you do not run other programs while viewing the
webcast, as it may interrupt or lower the quality of the signal.

For further information, please contact Johnnie Raymond at (916)