The majority of Canadians have experienced smog warnings within their neighborhood at some point. Smog refers to a combination of gases creating a haze in the air. Smog is not just limited to warm temperatures. In fact, winter smog is a serious issue due to stagnant air building up by increased car usage in colder weather. According to Health Canada, smog is a large cause of premature deaths across the country as well as contributing to hospital visits. This form of air pollution causes breathing issues, pain, wheezing, infections, fatigue and sometimes death (due to large amounts emitted in…

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Most real estate agreements in Ontario contain a section regarding the presence of UFFI. Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation is a type of insulation that was extensively used in buildings up until the 1970’s. The insulation is low-density and was decent in filling small openings and cured well. Canadian manufacturing of this insulation stopped when the government looked into various potential health hazards caused by the material. Although production stopped, there was a fear that stock was still sold and evident in properties after 1970. Consequently, most homes are under warranty that the seller has not used UFFI or has been…

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