2013 Meeting Archives

Air Quality and Health: Radon and Ultrafine Particles

10th Annual Air Quality and Health Workshop - February 19 - 20, 2013

February 19, 2013 - Radon

The goal of the radon workshop was for participants to gain an understanding of the current state of knowledge on strategies to reduce residential radon exposure, including challenges and gaps.

Presentation Slides:

Radon exposure and its health effects in British Columbia
Dr. Sarah Henderson, BC Centre for Disease Control

Radon in BC: Where We Are and Where We Should Be Headed
Ms. Prabjit Barn, BC Centre for Disease Control, National Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health

Getting to Mitigation: A Summary of Other Countries' Experiences
Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol, CAREX

Engaging Physicians to Raise awareness of Radon Health Effects
Dr. William Osei, Northern Health Authority

Engaging Partners: Industry
Mr. Bob Wood, Mr. Radon Inc.

Interpreting Data on Test Durations
Ms. Pam Warkentin, RadonMatters

Radon Mitigation Methods: What Works in Canadian Environments
Mr. Marcel Brascoupé, Solutions Radon MB

Radon Reduction in the West Kootenays: Case Studies of Mitigation Effectiveness
Dr. Dana Schmidt, Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society

Radon Control in New Homes: A Meta-Analysis of 25 Years of Research
Dr. William Angell, University of Minnesota

A Brief Introduction to Radon Prevention in New Construction in Canada
Mr. Mathieu Brossard, Health Canada

Radon Provisions in 2012 BC Building Code
Mr. Jarrett Hutchinson, Ministry of Housing and Social Development

The Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) - An Overview
Ms. Winnie Cheng, Environmental Health Programs BC Region, Health Canada


February 20, 2013 - Ultrafine Particles

The goal of the ultrafine particles workshop was to provide a state-of-the art overview of the evidence relating to ultrafine particles in air – their sources, concentrations, measurement approaches, epidemiology, toxicology and potential control/ regulatory/ management efforts.

Presentation Slides:

Ultrafine Particles: Overview and Concepts
Dr. Günter Oberdörster, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Ultrafine Particles: Emission Sources and Ambient Levels
Dr. Lidia Morawska, Queensland University of Technology

Measurement and Control of Ultrafine Particles
Dr. Phil Fine, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Exposure to Ultrafine Particles
Dr. Michael Brauer, University of British Columbia

Fate and Transport of Ultrafine Particles
for presentation slides, please email airquality@bc.lung.ca)
Dr. Nicholas Mills, BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, the University of Edinburgh

Ultrafine Particles: What We Know From Toxicology and Controlled Exposure Studies
for presentation slides, please email airquality@bc.lung.ca)
Dr. Mark Frampton, University of Rochester

Ultrafine Particles and Human Health: What is the Evidence from Epidemiology?
Dr. Stefanie Sarnat, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

Ambient Ultrafine PM: Bridging Science and Policy - What More Do We Need to Know?
Dr. Daniel Costa, United States Environmental Protection Agency


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