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Britt Swoveland presenting at Building Smart with Radon Mitigation

Building Smart with Radon Mitigation

March 24th, 2017
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in never-smokers and the number one carcinogenic environmental exposure in Canada.To help educate the building industry on how to test and mitigate for radon gas, we...
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Ken Fisher, Group Leader of Langley Better Breathers Group

Breathing better with exercise, fellowship, and support

March 16th, 2017
When Ken Fisher talks about being diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) he tells the story of the Queen of the North, a ferry that ran aground and sank in 2006 after failing to make a planned...
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Tips to protect your health during a forest fire

March 7th, 2017
Seasonal  forest fires have  always  been  part  of  summer  in  British  Columbia,  but in recent years wildfires have become more extreme, in part due to...
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BC forest fires are increasing and so are related risks to public health

March 6th, 2017
To better understand the increasing burden on public health from seasonal wild fire smoke, we sat down with environment health researcher Angela Yao of the BC Centre for Disease Control.Why are there so many forest...
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Students say smoking in movies is #NotSmokingHot

February 17th, 2017
Last year the World Health Organization (WHO) called upon governments world-wide to apply adult ratings to movies with smoking because of  evidence demonstrating that on-screen smoking causes over one-third of youth to...
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Stephen Lewis, politician, public speaker, broadcaster and diplomat

Complacency is allowing TB infection to rise.

February 14th, 2017
TB (tuberculosis) is a treatable, curable disease and yet it kills more people than AIDs and malaria put together explains well-known politician and public speaker Stephen Lewis in a video broadcast from a recent...
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Dr. Madukhar Pai, TB expert

To eliminate tuberculosis, we need ways to diagnose and treat it faster

February 14th, 2017
When TB patients are not diagnosed and cured quickly, they may unknowingly spread their infection to their families and communities – further exacerbating the epidemic.According to Dr. Madukhar Pai, Associate Director...
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Dr. Gonzalez Alvarez, Lung Specialist

Tuberculosis infection in Nunavut is up to 50x higher than elsewhere in Canada

February 14th, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB) kills nearly 1.5 million people annually, mostly in developing countries, but Canada isn't immune to this disease, with about 1,600 new cases of TB reported here every year. In Canada TB occurs mostly...
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Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Senior Scientist

300 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in BC every year

February 14th, 2017
Of the 300 people in B.C. diagnosed with active TB (tuberculosis) each year, 200 are immigrants from high TB prevalence countries. “Typically, these are individuals who arrive in Canada with the latent, ‘sleeping’...
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Dr. James Johnston, TB expert

Dr. James Johnston chairs TB conference in Vancouver next week

February 14th, 2017
Canada needs to develop better ways to identify latent or ‘sleeping’ tuberculosisAbout 1/3 of the world’s population has latent or ‘sleeping’ TB (tuberculosis), which means people have been infected by TB bacteria...
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