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Canceled Air Canada flights: consumer groups demand compensation

Canceled Air Canada flights: consumer groups demand compensation

The country’s largest airline announced late Wednesday that it will cut more than 15% of its flights in July and August amid the country’s air network swamped by the overwhelming surge in travel. Under the measure, more than 9,500 flights, or 154 per day on average, will be removed from the airline’s schedule, which is …

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Study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19

Study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19

A comprehensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals finds links between the severity of their infections and the levels of air pollutants they face. “This adds to existing evidence that air pollution is a silent killer,” said Chen Chen, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of California and lead author of the …

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Study finds links between air pollution and COVID severity

Study finds links between air pollution and COVID severity

The researchers were able to show that more severe reactions to the virus were associated with higher levels of long-term exposure to airborne contaminants. (Photo: Getty Images) A comprehensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals finds links between the severity of their infections and the levels of air pollutants they face. “This …

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Air pollution is responsible for life-threatening arrhythmias

Air pollution is responsible for life-threatening arrhythmias

THE ESSENTIAL Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a heart rhythm disorder that corresponds to the rapid, disorganized and inefficient contraction of the cardiac ventricles. In VF, loss of consciousness is usually immediate. It is a cause, if not the leading cause, of cardiac arrest and sudden death. Without specialized medical intervention, death occurs within minutes if …

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