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Lung health professional Jenna Jangalee shares personal allergy tips

May 1st, 2017
A lot of people struggle to get their allergies under control – including Vancouver Respiratory Therapist Jenna Jangalee who sat down to share a few tips with us.Do you find your allergies hard to control?I have...
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Dr. Nino Künzli, Director, Swiss School of Public Health

World health expert talks dirty

April 21st, 2017
The BC Lung Association organizes an annual meeting of world authorities on health-damaging pollutants. At a recent meeting we spoke with visiting pollution expert Dr. Nino Künzli and asked, given we know dirty air...
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Sing, Mina, Jean and Nida - NVW2017

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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