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Meet some of the volunteers we’ve counted on for years!

April 19th, 2017
Our volunteers provide critical support that help us to carry out our mission of promoting lung health, and managing and preventing lung disease. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them. We are particularly lucky...
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Anne Mitchell - New West Better Breathers

Meet Volunteer Anne Kennedy Mitchell

April 19th, 2017
Anne is the volunteer president of our Lung Association Better Breathers support group in New Westminster (also known as the New Westminster Puffers’ Club). During the week, Anne manages a dental clinic. In her spare...
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Dr Chris Carlsten

How air pollution is messing with our genes

April 11th, 2017
Air pollution can make it hard to breathe. It also can increase someone’s blood pressure and heart rate. Those problems are well known. Now research, in part funded by the BC Lung Association, suggests breathing diesel...
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Air quality and health index

Becoming Air Aware: How Canada’s AQHI Can Help You

April 5th, 2017
The Air Quality Health Index or “AQHI” is a scale designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. It’s a health protection tool designed to help you make decisions to protect your...
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Gina Walton (right) with Ken Fisher

Learning to live with COPD

April 3rd, 2017
Gina Walton was diagnosed with COPD, a progressive, chronic lung disease about 10 years ago. She has been a member of the Langley Better Breathers Group for the past five. We sat down with Gina to learn a bit more:When...
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Perry Hystad - Air pollution at home

Air pollution at home

March 31st, 2017
When we speak of air pollution, we generally think about the air outside. However, the vast majority of our time is spent indoors. Few studies have looked at how outdoor air pollution affects indoor air quality. ...
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Naresh Heera, RT

When it comes to quitting smoking, it can be tough to know how to get started

March 30th, 2017
Naresh Heera, Respiratory Therapist at Peace Arch Hospital, shares his tips on how to get on the road to a smoke-free life: 1. Start with the physical addiction I start by helping my clients focus on the physical...
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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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Dr. Sarah Henderson of BCCDC

Tips to protect your health during a forest fire

March 7th, 2017
Seasonal forest fires have always been a part of summer in British Columbia, but in recent years wildfires have become more extreme, in part due to global climate change. We can’t eliminate smoke pollution, so the best...
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