B.C. Air Quality

Assessing Air Quality

Air quality assessment involves a number of components, including:

  • collecting and validating air quality and meteorological data;
  • compiling emissions inventories;
  • modelling air quality and meteorological data; and
  • analyzing the data, inventories and models in combination with other environmental and health data.

The purpose of this assessment is to determine the concentrations of air pollutants, the sources of air pollutants, the impact of air quality on the environment and the risk to human health from air pollutants.

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