Air Quality and Health 

Everyone is exposed to air pollution.  Air pollution, even at low levels, has an impact on human health. Science has clearly shown that air pollution leads to disease, increased hospitalizations, and even premature death.

Your reaction to air pollution depends on:

  • the type and amount of contaminants you are exposed to
  • your overall health
  • your age

(Source Health Canada – Health Effects of Air Pollution)

List of Resources:

Northern Health Air Quality Website

HealthLinkBC - Particulate Matter and Outdoor Air Pollution

HealthLinkBC - Wildfires and Your Health

HealthLinkBC - Outdoor Air Quality Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

BC Lung Foundation Health & Air Quality

BCCDC Air Quality

BCCDC Wildfire Smoke

Wood Smoke and Your Health