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Air quality


Air quality, both indoor and outdoor, can significantly impact our health. Air quality issues include a range of air pollutants created from many sources. Understanding the pollution sources can help us find ways to improve air quality and reduce negative health impacts.

In this section, learn more about the sources of indoor and outdoor air pollution and how they are managed in British Columbia.

​Indoor air quality
​Outdoor air quality

Monitoring air quality

Our Health Protection services assist in monitoring, evaluating and improving indoor and outdoor air quality in the Vancouver Coastal Health region by:

  • Educating the public on sources of air pollution and their associated health impacts

  • Supporting regulatory changes that affect air quality

  • Encouraging people to make small but positive changes in day to day activities to positively impact air quality

Air quality programs in your area

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