Canadian children at greater risk of asthma, Lyme disease due to climate change (Aug 2019)

Rising global temperatures may be putting the health of Canadian children at risk, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) warns. Between 2021 and 2050, metropolitan areas such as Toronto could see over 30 extreme heat days annually — a number that could reach 50 by 2080. These extended warmer seasons mean Lyme disease-carrying tick populations are growing and are active for more of the year.