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.   


Tacking residential wood smoke pollution and public health

A major concern in many BC communities, residentail wood smoke is a major source of air pollution in BC, particularly of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). This webinar recording addresses the science of wood smoke, the risks it poses to health, and what BC is doing to reduce public exposure. 

Watch the webinar recording: Clearing the Smoke

Expert presenters featured in the webinar recording include:

  • 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

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: 10/02/2022