The theme of BC Lung's Air Quality & Health Workshop 2022 is 'Gimme Shelter' - Adapting the Indoor Environment to Reduce the Harmful Impacts of Climate Change.
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With a changing climate, many locations in Canada will see more extreme weather events. Heat events will become more frequent and more intense. The wildfire season is also expected to become longer with more frequent and severe fires.
The risks associated with both wildfire smoke and extreme heat can be mitigated through a variety of measures, including education, adaptation, and developing resiliency and preparedness in communities and health systems. Adapting indoor environments to ensure they remain cool, with relatively clean air during smoke and/or heat episodes, is an important tool in preventing illness related to heat and air pollution.
Dr. Sarah Henderson, BC Centre for Disease Control and UBC School of Population & Public Health
Dr. Elliott Gall, Portland State University
Dr. Jeffrey Siegel, University of Toronto
Kevin Delahunt, BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Dr. Glen P. Kenny, University of Ottawa
Dr. Adam Rysanek, University of British Columbia
Dr. James Voogt, Western University
Jenny Green, Interior Health
Magdalena Szpala, BC Housing
Rebekka Schnitter, Public Health Agency of Canada
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