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BC Lung focuses inwards to bring better lung health to British Columbians

November 4th, 2021
Vancouver, November 1, 2021 - The BC Lung Association has decided to change its name and shed its old logo for a new one in hues of blue and green.  President and CEO, Christopher Lam, said that beginning...
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BC Lung praises new interactive maps that reveal ‘far higher radon levels’ in BC

November 4th, 2021
BC residents now have better maps on radon. The BC Centre for Disease Control has just released a new website and interactive map.The BC Lung Foundation (BC Lung) regards this as an important new step in the fight...
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World COPD Day Talk: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

October 23rd, 2021
Each year we celebrate World COPD Day.  This year’s theme is Healthy Lungs, Never More Important.Join us in marking this day and drawing attention to the burden of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary...
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Wood stoves: It’s time to take another look

September 23rd, 2021
The BC Lung Association (BC Lung) has long been adamant—wood smoke is bad for lungs. We’ve posted in the past that burning wood emits harmful toxins and fine particles into the air that can worsen asthma and chronic...
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Annual Patient Webinar Forum - Friday, Sep 24, 2021

September 11th, 2021
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, you...
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Patient Education Webinar - Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

September 11th, 2021
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a...
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Vaping and Lung Health - NEW Health Education Toolkit

July 28th, 2021
Youth vaping is threatening to addict a new generation of young people on nicotine.In an effort to address this, the BC Lung Association partnered with Fraser Health Authority to develop health education resources for...
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"likely to face unprecedented increase in radon-induced lung cancer"

June 14th, 2021
Greener homes need to address Canada's 'shockingly high' levels of indoor radioactive radon"The BC Lung Association’s Director for Healthy Indoor Environments, Dr. Noah Quastel, is urging caution with the new Canada...
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World Clean Air Day Talk 2021 - Watch the Video

June 11th, 2021
Every year we commemorate Clean Air Day to raise awareness of how important good air quality is to our health, our environment, and the economy.Wildfires are a growing threat to public health and safety. We have seen...
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BC State of the AIr Report 2021

June 10th, 2021
Published annually by BC Lung's Air Quality and Health Steering Committee, the report provides a snapshot of key air quality issues across the province.Download our 2021 BC State of the Air Report and the...
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