[PDF] Cost of pollution in Canada: Measuring the impacts on families, businesses and governments

International Institute for Sustainable Development
Publication date:
01 June 2017


Pollution harms human health, damages forests and crops and degrades the quality of land and water—to name just some of its impacts. The result is higher costs for many things: medical care, raw materials, food and public services. In these and numerous other ways, pollution threatens not only Canadians’ current well-being but also the prospects for sustaining that well-being into the future.