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Air Quality

Partnering with others to address air quality concerns

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Air Quality is a reference to how much pollution is in the air we breathe. Good air quality indicates cleaner, clearer, and less polluted air, which is good for everyone’s health and the health of our environment. Poor air quality indicates pollution levels that may be harmful to the health of the population or the environment around us.

Understanding and reducing the sources of air pollutants can help us to improve the quality of the air we breathe.

Indoor Air Quality

At home, school and work, we spend a majority of our time indoors. Air pollution is not just an outdoor problem. Poor ventilation, indoor combustion sources, chemicals, and excessive mold can impact the quality of indoor air. More information on indoor air quality.

Outdoor air quality

Outdoor (ambient) air quality can be affected by a number of factors such as sources of pollution, geography, wind, precipitation, temperature and topography.

How is Fraser Health involved with Air Quality?

We are committed to the following:

  • Providing Information to the public on sources of pollution and potential impact on health.
  • Supporting Regulatory change that promotes better Air Quality.
  • Advocating for balanced changes that can reduce emissions and exposure to air pollutants.

Questions?

Contact your local environmental health office for assistance and information on air quality and health.

Source: BC Air Quality Website, VCH Air Quality, BCHealth Files #65


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