Wood smoke and lung health

We are grateful for your patience as BC Lung reviews its position, content and activities with regard to wood smoke, and in particular residential wood heating.   

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Clearing the Smoke. 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 9:30 to 11:30am PST

Residential wood burning is a major concern in many BC communities and a major source of air pollution in BC, particularly of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). BC Lung invites you to learn about the science of wood smoke, the risks it poses to health, and what BC is doing to reduce public exposure. 


  • Dr. Mike Brauer, Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC
  • Mark Kellerhaus, Sr. Air Quality Science Officer, BC Ministry of Env. & Climate Change Strategy
  • Dr. Julie Saxton, Air Quality Planner, Air Quality and Climate Change, Metro Vancouver
  • Moderator: Dr. Chris Carlsten, Head of Respiratory Medicine, UBC

REGISTER: To register click here

Trusted information sources: Should you be looking for trusted information about wood burning and its impact on health, we suggest the following sources.

Questions? Contact Dr. Menn Biagtan, VP, Health Programs & Initiatives at biagtan@bclung.ca or Dr. Noah Quastel, Director, Law/Policy, Health Indoor Environments at nquastel@bclung.ca or 778-709-4496

Page Last Updated: 24/11/2021