B.C. Air Quality

Resources for the General Public

For more links, see Resources for Youth and Teachers.

A Review of Airshed Planning in B.C. March 2009.

A Teacher's Guide to Clean Air

Acid Rain (Environment Canada)

Acid Rain (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Air Quality (Metro Vancouver)

Air Pollution (World Health Organization)

Air Quality (Department of Ecology, State of Washington)

Air Quality (Metro Vancouver)

Air Quality Health Index

BC Air Action Plan

BC Climate Action Secretariat

BC HealthFiles

British Columbia Air Quality and Health Benefits Report. July 2009.

Burn Wise: Learn Before You Burn (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Canadian Renewable Energy Network (Natural Resources Canada)

Climate Change

Clean Air, Climate Change and Ozone Depletion (Environment Canada)

Clean Air Day

Clean Air Fact Sheets (Environment Canada):

Clean Air Online (Environment Canada)

Cleaner Burning Wood Stoves and Fireplaces (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Environmental Trends in British Columbia 2007

Evergreen

Fraser Basin Council

Government (and environmental protection) (Environment Canada)

Heating methods and open burning (Canadian Lung Assocation)

Idle Free BC

Idle-Free Zone (Natural Resources Canada)

Indoor Air Quality (BC Lung Association)

Indoor Air Quality (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

Indoor Air Quality (Canadian Lung Association)

Indoor Air Quality (Health Canada)

Indoor Air Quality (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Inventory of Air Quality Bylaws in British Columbia for: Anti-Idling, Open Burning, and Wood-Burning-Appliances (PDF: 1.6 MB/197 pages)

Lung 101 (Canadian Lung Association)

Make Sure Your Fireplace is Efficient (BC Hydro)

Passion for Action

Provincial Health Officer's Annual Report, 2003: Every Breath You Take (indoor and outdoor air quality) (PDF: 3.8 MB/155 pages)

Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program

Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC): Directory of Alternatives to Open Burning

Smog City 2 (interactive website created by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sacramento Air Quality Management District)

State of the Air Reports, 2005-2013 (BC Lung Association)

State of the Environment Infobase (Environment Canada:

Sustaining the Environment and Resources for Canadians (Environment Canada)

The Canadian Stratospheric Ozone Primer (Environment Canada)

The Green Lane (Environment Canada):

Trees for Tomorrow

Union of B.C. Municipalities

Understanding Air Quality ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

U.S. - Canada Air Quality Agreement (Environment Canada)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

UV Index Program (Environment Canada)

Ventilation Index (Environment Canada)

Weatheroffice (Environment Canada)

Work Bike Policy (Ministry of Environment)

World Metrological Organization (WMO)

 

Videos

Advanced Woodstove Technology (Environment Canada)

Firewood, from the Forest to the Shed (Environment Canada)

Making a Difference: Air Quality and Your Health (BC Lung Association, Ministry of Environment and other major agencies)

Mould in Your Home: Causes, Prevention and Clean-up (Northwest Clean Air Agency, on BC Lung Association website)

Riding on Air (New Brunswick Lung Association, on BC Lung Association website)

Wood Stove Operation (Environment Canada)