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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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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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World Asthma Day Talk 2021 - Watch the Video

May 17th, 2021
BC medical experts share the latest findings on asthma diagnosis and treatment for children and adults.CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR WORLD ASTHMA DAY TALK HEREPresenters:Dr. Celine Bergeron, Respirologist, VGH and ...
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It's Radon Action Month: Do you know your home radon levels?

November 7th, 2020
The leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, radon leads to ~16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada. November is Radon Action Month.  What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs when...
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It's Radon Action Month: What is the BC Lung Association doing?

November 6th, 2020
We have a suite of radon projects, many of which fall under our Healthy Indoor Environments Initiative and are supported by a team which includes a lawyer, academic epidemiologist, and public health...
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No one should face illness alone. Peer support is vital.

May 12th, 2020
I remember walking into Emergency out of breath and ready to collapse.My oxygen levels were so low that doctors were astounded I was still able to function. A lung specialist was on duty, fortunately for me, who...
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