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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’ or...
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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 but...
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Cathie Sundstrom with husband Wayne and best friend Gail

The key to dealing with lung cancer? A strong support system

January 27th, 2017
Cathie was diagnosed less than a year ago with advanced lung cancer and has been going through aggressive treatment ever since. At this point, her cancer is under control, she is feeling better, and making the most of...
+ More The key to dealing with lung cancer? A strong support system
Susanne Williamson tests her home for radon

Local mom encourages all Prince George residents to test for radon

January 24th, 2017
After living in the same house for 12 years in Prince George, Susanne Williamson and her family moved to a different home. First thing on her to-do list? Test for radon.The BC Lung Association completed one of Canada’s...
+ More Local mom encourages all Prince George residents to test for radon
Kaitlyn Gillis, Director of Wellbeing + Sustainability at Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Radon as a health issue has long been ignored in the green building world

January 19th, 2017
Director of Wellbeing + Sustainability at Light House Sustainable Building Centre Kaitlyn Gillis discusses why radon needs to be addressed early on in design of green buildings - and why all existing buildings need to...
+ More Radon as a health issue has long been ignored in the green building world

'Mushing' into a smoke-free life

January 13th, 2017
Cara Bissonnette, from White Rock, BC was a smoker for over 40 years. On January 2, 2017 she made the decision to quit. She shared with us her smoking history, her motiviation to take on this challenge,...
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BC air quality expert Markus Kellerhals talks about wood smoke

January 12th, 2017
We spoke with BC air quality expert Markus Kellerhals, about the public health issue of wood smoke, BC's wood stove exchange program and new provincial regulations related to wood burning appliances.Is wood smoke a big...
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Michael Jessen - You may be holding your future in your hands

You may be holding your future in your hands

January 10th, 2017
BC Lung Association Director for the Nelson area, Michael Jessen, talks about the choice everyone has to make when it comes to smoking - and the impact that choice can have on public health.The lighter’s flame touches...
+ More You may be holding your future in your hands

No wood burning is best

December 23rd, 2016
BC Lung Association public health advocate Britt Swoveland talks about growing up in a home were wood burning was her family's primary source of heat - and it's impact on her health.I had the privilege of growing...
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Quit smoking and you could win $250!

Take a breather on January 3rd. Give quitting smoking a try, and win $250 cash!

December 20th, 2016
On January 3, the BC Lung Association is challenging ‘wannabe’ quitters to take a breather and quit smoking for 24 hours.They're also offering a $250 cash prize as an extra incentive (the winner will be randomly drawn...
+ More Take a breather on January 3rd. Give quitting smoking a try, and win $250 cash!

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