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COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke: A Potentially Bad Combination
Mercredi 03 Juin 2020 - 02:00pm - Mercredi 03 Juin 2020 03:00pm
Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of different air pollutants that causes episodes of extremely poor air quality. When conditions are smoky, more people who are exposed to the novel coronavirus may develop COVID-19 and some cases of COVID-19 may become more severe. This webinar will cover the existing evidence, populations most at risk, and strategies for health protection during the ongoing pandemic.

Panelists include Dr. Sarah Henderson from BC Centre for Disease Control, and Dr. Chris Carlsten from the University of British Columbia/Vancouver Coastal Health.

To facilitate discussion, we encourage you to send in your questions about this topic ahead of the webinar. Submit your questions or comments to airquality@bc.lung.ca.

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