Wildfire smoke and lung health

Every year, fire season in BC seems to be getting more extreme, causing some of the worst air quality in BC, and causing health problems for those with and without chronic lung disease.

Download: Air Quality Matters

Webinar:  Hear from two of BC’s top environmental health experts on how to protect your health during wildfire season. Watch our Clean Air Day Talk 2021.

Trusted resources: The following are excellent, evidence-based resources to help you understand and protect your health from wildfire smoke:

COVID and Wildfire Smoke: Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke.

More Wildfire Resources:


Page Last Updated: 16/05/2024