What is in the Air? Air Quality and Health Forum - October 15th 5 PM at Penticton Community Centre

The BC Lung Association would like to invite you to a talk about wood smoke and forest fires and how these impact your health.  The quality of the air we breathe into our lungs can have a great impact on our overall health; join us in this air quality and health public forum as experts in the field answer your questions about the health effects of air pollution and the risk of exposure in your communities.


Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5 PM

Penticton Community Centre

325 Power Street, Penticton BC

Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served


Learning Objectives:

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



This public forum will provide you with information on:

  • Pollutants (wood smoke) and their source
  • Pollutant transport in the atmosphere
  • Health effects
  • Airshed management



Sarah Henderson; Senior Scientist, Environmental Health Services, BC Centre for Disease Control

Graham J. Veale; Air Quality Meteorologist, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy



Menn Biagtan; British Columbia Lung Association


If you have air quality concerns that you would like our panel to address, or for any other inquiries, please contact Menn Biagtan at biagtan@bc.lung.ca or call toll-free at 1-800-665-5864



Sponsored by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, BC Centre for Disease Control, British Columbia Lung Association and the City of Penticton

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm