Air quality forum to examine pollution and the air we breathe — Oct 26

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Breathing. It’s something we do thousands of times a day. We take it for granted, until we start having trouble. But the quality of air we breathe has a great impact on our overall health. Air pollution also impacts visibility and the environment.

UFV has teamed up with several community partners for an air quality forum.

Experts Drs. Michael Brauer and Sarah Henderson will answer questions about the health effects of air pollution and the risk of exposure in your communities.

Admission is free and the public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

 When:

  • Monday, Oct. 26
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, event 7-9 pm.

Where:

  • Abbotsford Campus
  • Building B Lecture theatre B101

Objectives

  • Learn about air quality trends in the Fraser Valley
  • Identify ways the public and stakeholders can improve air quality and reduce health risks

Highlights

This public forum will provide you with information on:

  • Pollutants and their sources
  • Pollutant transport in the atmosphere
  • Health effects
  • Airshed management

Panelists

Dr. Michael Brauer, Professor
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Sarah Henderson, Senior Scientist
Environmental Health Services
BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC

Representatives from:
Fraser Valley Regional District
BC Ministry of Environment
Fraser Health

If you have air quality concerns that you would like our panel of experts to address or for any other inquiries, please contact: Dr. Menn Biagtan at biagtan@bc.lung.ca or 1.800.665.5864

Presented by

BC Ministry of Environment, BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Lung Association, UBC, Fraser Health, Fraser Valley Regional District, UFV greenSpeak, UFV Centre for Sustainability, UFV Faculty of Science, UFV Facilities, UFV Students for Environmental Advocacy

 

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