By Steven Sakiyama, Randolph P. Angle (auth.), Eric Taylor, Ann McMillan (eds.)
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In the 1950s, dustfall was measured in many Canadian cities. Suburban levels were found to be rather constant with large variations in the industrial and commercial areas of a city. The air in downtown and industrial sections contains about twice to more than three times the air-borne dust found in suburban zones. It was recognized early that smoke particles of submicron size contribute very little to the weight of air-borne dust but influence soiling and visibility characteristics. Filtering air through paper tape and measuring the optical density of the stain deposited led to the Coefficient of Haze (CoH) per 1000 ft of air.
The situation persisted for five days with visibility so poor that people were afraid to leave their homes in case they would get lost. Hospitals were crowded and eventually the numerical tally was made. There had been about 4,000 more deaths than normal for a five-day period, with many of those who died having pre-existing heart or lung disease. Deaths due to chronic respiratory disease increased tenfold and hospital admissions for respiratory illness increased threefold. Claims to the national health insurance system were 108 % above normal.
1981; US/Canada Work Groups 3A 1981, 2 and 3B 1982, 1 1983; Schindler 1988; Atmospheric Environment Service 1998). This work proceeded in the midst of complaints that the costs of dealing with acid rain would lead to uncompetitive industry and huge overhead costs. Nonetheless, in the 1970s and 1980s the emerging consensus on aquatic effects justified action on sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emission controls. In 1985, a domestic “Acid Rain Control Program” was established. In the seven eastern provinces, a 40 % sulphur dioxide emission reduction from 1980 levels by 1994 was required.