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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...
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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...
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'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...
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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...
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Protecting kids from wood smoke

Protecting kids from wood smoke

December 19th, 2016
In an age where most parents know better than to smoke cigarettes around their children, why are they still burning wood?These days, BC parents are well aware of the harms of food additives, the dangers of certain toys...
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BC mom sets her sights and succeeds on running 5km daily for lung health

December 14th, 2016
Shoshana Litvack is legally blind, but that’s never stopped her from taking on a challengeShoshana has seven-per-cent vision in her left eye and five per-cent in her right, but that hasn’t curbed her appetite for...
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cleaner alternatives than wood burning for winter heat

BC Lung Association cautions against wood burning and urges cleaner alternatives for winter heat

December 12th, 2016
With the arrival of cooler temperatures, the BC Lung Association is urging the public to avoid wood burning and to consider cleaner burning alternatives.For some, the smell of wood smoke on a cold, clear night sparks...
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