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January 30, 2012 10:02 ET

Fraser Institute to Release New Study Examining the State of Air Quality in Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2012) - A new Fraser Institute study to be released Tuesday, January 31 examines Canadian air quality regulations and the state of air quality across the country.

Canadian Environmental Indicators - Air Quality examines long-term monitoring data from Environment Canada's National Air Pollution Surveillance network on five major air pollutants regularly cited as posing health risks to Canadians: Ground-level ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. The study also examines the air quality standards and regulatory mechanisms already in force in Canada to determine whether local air quality is getting better or worse, and how it compares to the clean air targets in place across the country.

A news release with additional information about the study will be issued via Marketwire on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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