14th Annual Air Quality and Health Workshop - March 15, 2017

2017 Meeting Archives

The goal of this workshop was to present ideas, research, and case studies from international experts on the exposure, health, and economic impacts of air quality management strategies. Participants learned from the successes and challenges of previous air quality management efforts, while being challenged to consider new opportunities for improving air quality and health in the future.

We sat down with our Air Quality and Health Workshop presenters to learn a bit more about their topics. Watch all the videos here.

Air pollution has decreased in Canada and the US. So why should we continue to pay attention to air pollution? 

If the health benefits of a policy can't be demonstrated, does that mean the policy wasn't worth implementing? 

Air Pollution and Health: Top 10 Scientific and Public Policy Controversies
Dr. C. Arden Pope III, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
(please email ferguson-king@bclung.ca for presentation slides)

Empirical Assessments: Trials, Quasi-Experiments, and Policy Evaluation
Dr. Doug Dockery, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

Methodological Perspectives on Evaluating Health Effects of Policies
Dr. Corwin Zigler, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

Effects of Marine Fuel Regulation on Air Quality: A Case Study of Cruise Ships in Victoria, BC
Dr. Eleanor Setton, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Evaluation of Mortality Changes Associated with Reduced Wood Smoke Air Pollution in Launceston, Australia
Dr. Fay Johnston, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia

Air Quality Impacts of the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District Wood Stove Exchange Program
Dr. Hind Sbihi, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Economic Principles of Air Pollution Management
Dr. C. Arden Pope III, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Effects of London’s Congestion Charge and Low Emission Zone on Air Quality and Health
Dr. Frank Kelly, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

Cleaning Up La-La Land: Alternative Facts or a New Reality?
Dr. Ed Avol, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Did AirCare Lead to Lower Mortality in the Lower Mainland?
Ms. Angela Yao, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Summary and Synthesis
Mr. Barry Jessiman, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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