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Living in Urban Canada: Do nearby green spaces make a difference to your health?

with Dan Lawson Crouse, on April 23 at 2PM (EDT).

Green spaces in urban areas are highly valuable. They offer a venue for social activities and exercise. They also provide some relief from poor air quality and heat island effects. They have been associated with cognitive, social, and psychological benefits, and several studies have concluded that there is a correlation between health and nearby greenness.

During this webinar, we will review the results of a recent study that contributes further evidence showing the long-term benefits that accrue to those living near green spaces in urban areas. Using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and data from the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (a linkage of the vital statistics mortality database, pollution concentrations, and the 2001 long-form census) the authors have been able to measure the reduction in the probability of non-accidental death associated with exposure to greenness.

Dan Lawson Crouse is Epidemiologist at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training and Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick.



Click here to read the Research Highlight.

23 April, 2018
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