Pollution reduction work can take decades to see results

University of Waterloo professor says it can take up to 35 years to see the effect of pollution reduction

CBC News Posted: Aug 23, 2017

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Blue-green algae has been causing issues across Canada this summer, an issue that comes from pollution practices we saw in the 1970s and 80s. (The Associated Press)

A professor at the University of Waterloo reports that while efforts to reduce water pollution from fertilizers have increased, Canadians will have to wait decades to see the actual results.

“Some time frames that we saw here ranged from 10 years to 30 or 35,” said Nandita Basu, associate professor of science and engineering at UW.

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McMaster student stroke prevention idea wins pitching competition

Posted: Jun 27, 2016 www.cbc.ca/hamilton

Nawal Behih, 25, wins funding with a three minute pitch that could save lives.

Nawal Behih, 25, won Hamilton’s Quick Pitch Competition with her company HINT, which is developing stroke detection technology. (Clare Bonnyman/CBC)

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