Air Quality, Climate Change and Health

Public Health Submission to the Federal Finance Committee re: COVID19 Economic Recovery. August 6, 2020.

NCCEH Webinar. June 25, 2020. Responding to Climate Change as Health Professionals. Presentation.

Hamilton Spectator. June 23, 2020. Op-ed prepared by Dr. Charles Gardner, Ian Culbert and Kim Perrotta. COVID-19 Recovery can Help in Climate Crisis.

Submission to Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology re: Government’s Response to COVID-19. June 19, 2020. Submitted by CHASE and CPHA and OPHA.

Hamilton Spectator. April 20, 2020. Op-ed by Kim Perrotta. ED for CHASE. Green Investment and Resilient Communities Lead to a Brighter Future.

Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals (whole toolkit in one document in English and French)2019. 240 pages. Produced, edited and partially authored by Kim Perrotta for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) with co-authors Alice McGushin, Helen Doyle, Bora Plumptre, Ronald Macfarlane, Linda Varangu and Carol Mee.

Modules 1 through 8 and the 7 fact sheets can be downloaded as separate documents from the CAPE Website in English and French.

Health effects of extreme weather events and wildland fires – a Yukon perspective. 2020. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane for the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Edmonton Journal. June 7, 2019. Op-ed by Kim Perrotta, ED for CAPE and Dr. Joe Vipond, CAPE Board Member. Ignoring Climate Change is Bad for Albertan’s Health.

National Observer. February 2019. Op-ed by Kim Perrotta, ED for CAPE. Canada’s Health Organizations Demand Action on Climate Change.

Toronto Star. September 2018. Op-ed by Kim Perrotta, ED for CAPE, and Dr. John Howard, Chair of CAPE Board. Carbon Tax is being used to improve health.

Call to Action on Climate Change and Health. 2019.4 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with input from Dr. Courtney Howard and the staff at the CPHA, CMA and CNA. Feb 2019; Updated Dec 2019. Call to Action -English and Call to Action – French.

National Observer. March 2016. Op-ed by Kim Perrotta, ED for CAPE and Ian Culbert, ED for CPHA. Canada’s Climate Plan Can Improve Human Health both at Home and Abroad.

IPolitics. 2016. Op-Ed by Kim Perrotta and Courtney Howard. Clear the Air on Climate Change.

Avoiding the TRAP: traffic-related air pollution in Toronto and options for reducing exposure. 2017. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane and other staff. Toronto Public Health.

A Climate of Concern: Climate Change and Health Strategy. Prepared by Carol Mee and other staff for Toronto Public Health. 2015 Report.

Path to healthier air: Toronto air pollution burden of illness update. 2014. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane and other staff. Toronto Public Health.

Air Monitoring as a Tool for Assessing and Addressing Local Air Quality. 2010. 65 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for the Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO). Report.  

Halton’s Comprehensive Air Quality Program – Update. 2009.  Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Halton Region Health Department (HRHD).  Report.

Protecting Air Quality and Land Use Compatibility. 2009. 69 pages. Prepared by Peter Steer with Kim Perrottta for Halton Region Health Department. Report.

Air Quality and the Built Environment.  2007.  40 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Halton Region Health Department (HRHD).  Report.

The Health Impacts Associated with Traffic Corridors.  2005. 19 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Ronald Macfarlane for Toronto Public Health. Report. 

Agenda for Action on Air and Health.  2004. 78 pages. Prepared by  Kim Perrotta for Toronto Public Health (TPH). Report.

Modelling Air Quality – Internal Discussion Report. 2003. 28 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Monica Campbell for Toronto Public Health (TPH). Report.

Air Pollution Burden of Illness – Summary Report. 2000. 22 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Toronto Public Health (TPH). Report. 

Regional Models for Air Quality Improvement. 2000. 20 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Clean Air Partnership (CAP).  Report.

Global Climate Change. June 1997. 10 pages. Report on health impacts of climate change prepared for Toronto’s Board of Health by Kim Perrotta. Report.