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Environmental Response Team requesting citizen assistance with white or black residues around BBTCA

The Environmental Response Team of Healthy Environments, Toronto Public Health is looking for information from citizens on white residues or black residues in the vicinity of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Their team is meeting with a member of the Ministry of the Environment this Friday (Feb 14) at BBTCA to investigate both issues.

The Environmental Response Team would appreciate citizens’ input over the next couple of days. Please phone or email any of the following information to Barbara Lachapelle at 416-392-7691 or 1) description of the residue, 2) where you have seen it, 3) if it is a single event or a continuous issue, 4) if you reported it, to whom you sent the information and any responses


Barbara Lachapelle, MASc, CPHI(C)

Environmental Response Team

Healthy Environments, Toronto Public Health

44 Victoria Street, 18th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1Y2

Tel: 416 392-7691, Fax: 416 338-1643


Call for Researchers: Crowd Sourcing for Negative Health Impacts from Airport Pollution

Are you good at Google searches? Do you want to preserve the health of our waterfront? If you answered yes, then we need you!

Citizens for a Healthy Toronto Waterfront is crowd sourcing for facts that show negative health impacts related to airport pollution. This information will be posted to our website and be given to Councillors. All contributors will be acknowledged, because Citizens for a Healthy Toronto Waterfront is fundamentally inspired and supported by the power of citizen collaboration.

We are looking for articles or studies that demonstrate that air, water or noise pollution, and safety issues related to airports, can harm the health of people, environment and wildlife. Here are two examples of what you can submit to

  1. Aircraft noise can interfere with children’s reading, motivation, language and speech acquisition, and memory
  2. Jet fuel exhaust can cause heart, lung and cancer risks, clots and inflammation, genetic disruption, hormonal imbalance, reproductive abnormalities, and lower IQ in children