Air Health Indicator - Cardiopulmonary (CP) mortality risk attributable to air pollutants
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The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Air Health Indicator (AHI) provides a view of the public health impacts attributable to outdoor air pollution in Canada. The AHI monitors the percentage of all cardiopulmonary mortalities (deaths from heart- and lung-related diseases) that can be attributed to exposure to two important outdoor air pollutants: ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See supplementary documentation for data sources and details on how those data were collected and how the indicator was calculated.
Note: Percent CP Mortality Risk refers to the percent of cardiopulmonary mortalities estimated by the AHI model to be attributable to outdoor ambient ozone or PM2.5 concentrations. The study period is the 6-month warm season from April to September each year.
environmental indicators, air and climate, air quality, air health, air pollution, cardiopulmonary mortality, ozone, fine particulate matter