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Trinidad: TT traffic pollution comparable to busiest highway in N America

Traffic-related air pollution near major roadways in TT is so intense that it is comparable to highways in places like Toronto and Detroit.

The study, by Trinidadian-born University of Toronto student Kerolyn Shairsingh, found that levels of black carbon around industrial areas on the islands were elevated to levels comparable to Ontario Highway 401, North America’s busiest highway. Levels near major roads in Trinidad were significantly higher.

This is the first study of local emissions done in TT, a release from the Canadian university said.

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