Air Pollution: What are the Risks?

“You are what you breathe,” says Dr. David Suzuki. The quality of air that we breathe into our lungs can have a great impact on our overall health. Experts in the field Drs. Michael Brauer and Sarah Henderson can answer your questions about the health effects of air pollution and the risk of exposure in your communities.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the public forum, participants will be able to identify ways in which the public and other stakeholders can move forward in improving air quality and reducing health risks.


This public forum will provide you with information on:
• Pollutants and their sources
• Pollutant transport in the atmosphere
• Health effects
• Airshed management


October 5, 2015, Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
North Island University - Stan Hagen Theatre
2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC

October 6, 2015, Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Riverwalk Cafe, Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Center
200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC


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

Mr. Earle Plain, Air Quality Meteorologist
BC Ministry of Environment, Nanaimo, BC

Mr. Keith Lawrence, Senior Environmental Analyst
Cowichan Valley Regional District, Duncan, BC

Facilitator: Dr. Charmaine Enns, Medical Health
Officer, Island Health Authority, Courtenay, BC

Click here to download the poster:

Author: Jill Thompson
Type : Presentation