• What You Can Do

    What You Can Do

    What can the individual homeowner do to help improve air quality? Many emissions are created by our own lifestyle choices, such as ...

Quesnel Airshed

Quesnel Airshed

The Quesnel Airshed refers to the mass of air contained in Quesnel and the immediate surrounding communities of the Cariboo Regional District, and particularly that air mass contained and affected by the natural topographical features at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. The Ministry of Environment has defined this area on the map provided. […]

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Briefing Note

TO: CITY OF QUESNEL & CARIBOO REGIONAL DISTRICT BRIEFING NOTE SUBJECT: On November 28, 2012 The Quesnel Air Quality Round Table (QAQRT) held its semi-annual meeting at city hall.     Updates were presented from roundtable members including: The Baker Creek Enhancement Society, Northern Health, The Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation, and Ministry of […]

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TRS Factsheet

Total Reduced Sulphur A Brief Summary of Health Effects Prabjit Barn, Tom Kosatsky What is total reduced sulphur? Total reduced sulphur (TRS) is a mixture of several compounds which contain a sulphur component in the reduced form. The most common TRS compounds are: (1) hydrogen sulphide (H2S), (2) methyl mercaptan, (3) dimethyl sulphide and (4) […]

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North Central BC Clean Air Forum 2013

March 6-7, 2013 Prince George Civic Centre 808 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC For more information contact: trobert@pgairquality.com

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Types of Pollutants

Ground Level Ozone Ozone (O3) is a gas composed of three atoms of Oxygen. In the upper atmosphere, it occurs naturally and forms a protective layer that shields us from harmful ultraviolet rays produced by the sun (the “Ozone Layer”). Ozone does not occur naturally near the ground. At ground level, it is produced when […]

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Particulate Matter and Health

A University of BC professor and BC Lung Association researcher, Dr. Sverre Vedal, conducted a study entitled Health Effects of Inhalable Particles: Implications for British Columbia. Vedal’s study points out that “While air pollution is composed of different types of pollutants, fine particulates (or inhalable particles) are considered a greater health hazard than some higher […]

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