Health hazards are chemical, physical or biological factors in our environment that can have negative impacts on our short- or long-term health. Exposure can occur through touch, inhalation, and ingestion. Understanding the risks of these hazards can help us to take action to avoid or mitigate these risks.
OEH Seminar: What Do We Know about the Risk of Asthma and the Environment (Air Pollution)? A Population-based Approach
This presentation reviews:
- the lifetime risk of developing asthma in the Ontario population
- the association between air pollution and asthma
- the role of air pollution in disease progression
- future research directions