The Primer for B.C. Physicians (primer), and the related appendix, were created in response to a survey of more than 150 BC doctors which indicated the need for more information on the impacts of air pollution on health.
The primer is a synthesis of current medical understanding of air pollutants and recommends what can be done to reduce health impacts from community level actions to individual decisions.
While not a set of formal guidelines, the primer is well-researched multi-agency effort produced by leading B.C. environmental health authorities and endorsed by researchers and scientists with international reputations in the field.
Contributors include: the BC Lung Association, UBC School of Environmental Health/Centre for Health and Environment Research, BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.
Download the primer here
Download the appendix to the primer here